Corrections Corporation Of America (CXW): Today's Featured Diversified Services Winner

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Corrections Corporation of America ( CXW) pushed the Diversified Services industry higher today making it today's featured diversified services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Corrections Corporation of America rose $0.37 (1.1%) to $33.51 on light volume. Throughout the day, 867,957 shares of Corrections Corporation of America exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,495,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $33.00-$33.58 after having opened the day at $33.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.14. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that increased today were: Capella Education Company ( CPLA), up 9.0%, Giant Interactive Group ( GA), up 6.3%, Furiex Pharmaceuticals ( FURX), up 6.2% and TAL Education Group ( XRS), up 5.8%.

Corrections Corporation of America, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates privatized correctional and detention facilities in the United States. Corrections Corporation of America has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 6.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Corrections Corporation of America a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Corrections Corporation of America as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the negative front, China HGS Real Estate ( HGSH), down 11.4%, Corinthian Colleges ( COCO), down 6.3%, Daegis ( DAEG), down 5.8% and World Energy Solutions ( XWES), down 4.8% , were all laggards within the diversified services industry with Visa ( V) being today's diversified services industry laggard.

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

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