GameStop Corp (GME): Today's Featured Services Winner

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.

GameStop ( GME) pushed the Services sector higher today making it today's featured services winner. The sector as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, GameStop rose 27 cents (1.1%) to $25.72 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1.4 million shares of GameStop exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $25.17-$25.80 after having opened the day at $25.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.45. Other companies within the Services sector that increased today were: Fortune Industries ( FFI), up 145%, Ultrapetrol Bahamas ( ULTR), up 20.3%, TravelCenters of America ( TA), up 19%, and YRC Worldwide ( YRCW), up 15.7%.
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GameStop Corp. operates as a video game retailer. GameStop has a market cap of $3.08 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 1.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are nine analysts that rate GameStop a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and six rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates GameStop as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year 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 weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Ambow Education ( AMBO), down 16.1%, Rainmaker Systems ( RMKR), down 15.4%, ChinaNet Online Holdings ( CNET), down 11.8%, and CIBT Education Group ( MBA), down 9.9%, were all laggards within the services sector with Priceline.com ( PCLN) being today's services sector laggard.

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

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