Best Buy Co Inc (BBY): Today's Featured Services Winner

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Best Buy ( BBY) pushed the Services sector higher today making it today's featured services winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Best Buy rose $0.68 (2.5%) to $28.04 on light volume. Throughout the day, 4,801,042 shares of Best Buy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10,304,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $27.29-$28.22 after having opened the day at $27.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.36. Other companies within the Services sector that increased today were: Liberty Media Corporation ( LMCA), up 14.5%, Coast Distribution System ( CRV), up 14.3%, Acorn International ( ATV), up 12.9% and DLH Holdings ( DLHC), up 11.8%.
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Best Buy Co., Inc. operates as a retailer of consumer electronics, computing and mobile phone products, entertainment products, appliances, and related services primarily in the United States, Europe, Canada, and China. Best Buy has a market cap of $9.4 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 130.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Best Buy a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Best Buy as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally high debt management risk.

On the negative front, Orchard Supply Hardware ( OSH), down 18.4%, UniTek Global Services ( UNTK), down 9.6%, Inuvo ( INUV), down 7.7% and Armco Metals Holdings ( CNAM), down 7.0% , were all laggards within the services sector with Omnicom Group ( OMC) 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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