US Airways Group Inc (LCC): Today's Featured Services Winner

US Airways Group ( LCC) pushed the Services sector higher today making it today's featured services winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.5%. By the end of trading, US Airways Group rose $0.19 (1.1%) to $17.95 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3,818,106 shares of US Airways Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,549,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $17.75-$18.00 after having opened the day at $17.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.76. Other companies within the Services sector that increased today were: Era Group ( ERA), up 25.1%, InfoSonics Corporation ( IFON), up 13.8%, XPO Logistics ( XPO), up 9.5% and Ultrapetrol Bahamas ( ULTR), up 8.6%.

US Airways Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides air transportation for passengers and cargo. US Airways Group has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 30.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate US Airways Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates US Airways Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

On the negative front, ENGlobal Corporation ( ENG), down 24.6%, Heidrick & Struggles International ( HSII), down 17.2%, China Jo-Jo Drugstores ( CJJD), down 16.0% and Beasley Broadcast Group ( BBGI), down 14.3% , were all laggards within the services sector with Kohl's ( KSS) 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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