SAIC Inc. (SAI): Today's Featured Diversified Services Loser

SAIC ( SAI) pushed the Diversified Services industry lower today making it today's featured Diversified Services loser. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.6%. By the end of trading, SAIC fell 10 cents (-0.8%) to $11.76 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3.3 million shares of SAIC exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $11.72-$11.95 after having opened the day at $11.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.86. Other company's within the Diversified Services industry that declined today were: Willdan Group ( WLDN), down 10.8%, Luna Innovations ( LUNA), down 7.7%, AeroCentury Corporation ( ACY), down 7.4%, and Genetic Technologies ( GENE), down 7.1%.

SAIC, Inc. provides scientific, engineering, systems integration, and technical services and solutions to agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. SAIC has a market cap of $4.18 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 0.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are five analysts that rate SAIC a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and seven rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SAIC as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

On the positive front, American Reprographics Company ( ARP), up 15.8%, Swisher Hygiene ( SWSH), up 9.7%, Corinthian Colleges ( COCO), up 8.6%, and Bioanalytical Systems ( BASI), up 8.3%, were all gainers within the diversified services industry with Tyco International ( TYC) being today's featured diversified services industry winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the diversified services industry could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Services ( IYC) while those bearish on the diversified services industry could consider ProShares Ultra Short Consumer Sers ( SCC).
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