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Wyndham Worldwide Corporation ( WYN) pushed the Services sector higher today making it today's featured services winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation rose $1.39 (2.2%) to $63.96 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,440,772 shares of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,388,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $62.42-$64.00 after having opened the day at $62.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.57. Other companies within the Services sector that increased today were: YRC Worldwide ( YRCW), up 41.0%, Arkansas Best Corporation ( ABFS), up 39.6%, CIBT Education Group ( MBA), up 24.9% and YY ( YY), up 20.1%.
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Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides various hospitality services and products to individual consumers and business customers in the United States and internationally. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation has a market cap of $8.3 billion and is part of the leisure industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 17.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Wyndham Worldwide Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wyndham Worldwide Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, Bluefly ( BFLY), down 19.5%, China HGS Real Estate ( HGSH), down 12.9%, Orchard Supply Hardware ( OSH), down 10.7% and FreeSeas ( FREE), down 9.5% , were all laggards within the services sector with Abercrombie & Fitch Company ( ANF) 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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