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

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GameStop ( GME) pushed the Services sector higher today making it today's featured services winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, GameStop rose $0.82 (1.9%) to $43.24 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,519,511 shares of GameStop exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,577,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $42.72-$44.42 after having opened the day at $42.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.42. Other companies within the Services sector that increased today were: TOP Ships ( TOPS), up 26.5%, Mastech Holdings ( MHH), up 23.4%, Digital Domain Media Group ( DDMG), up 17.6% and Digital Domain Media Group ( DDMGQ), up 17.6%.

GameStop Corp. operates as a video game retailer. GameStop has a market cap of $5.1 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 71.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate GameStop a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates GameStop as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance 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, Entravision Communications Corporation ( EVC), down 11.7%, DLH Holdings ( DLHC), down 9.0%, USA Truck ( USAK), down 7.3% and InfoSonics Corporation ( IFON), down 7.2% , were all laggards within the services sector with Norfolk Southern Corporation ( NSC) 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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