Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. Marriott International ( MAR) pushed the Services sector higher today making it today's featured services winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Marriott International rose 54 cents (1.4%) to $40.10 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 4.1 million shares of Marriott International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $39.40-$40.12 after having opened the day at $39.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.56. Other companies within the Services sector that increased today were: Furiex Pharmaceuticals ( FURX), up 66.4%, Seanergy Maritime Holdings ( SHIP), up 41.2%, FreeSeas ( FREE), up 35.7%, and Shengkai Innovations ( VALV), up 33%.
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