Dillards Inc. (DDS): Today's Featured Services Winner

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Dillards ( DDS) pushed the Services sector higher today making it today's featured services winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 1.6%. By the end of trading, Dillards rose $5.53 (7.0%) to $84.49 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2,280,302 shares of Dillards exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 408,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $83.00-$86.90 after having opened the day at $83.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.96. Other companies within the Services sector that increased today were: Armco Metals Holdings ( AMCO), up 38.3%, Armco Metals Holdings ( CNAM), up 38.3%, Liberty Media Corporation Class A ( LMCA), up 27.5% and Inuvo ( INUV), up 21.7%.

Dillard's, Inc. operates as a fashion apparel, cosmetics, and home furnishing retailer in the United States. The company's stores offer a selection of merchandise, including fashion apparel for women, men, and children; accessories; cosmetics; home furnishings; and other consumer goods. Dillards has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 5.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Dillards a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dillards as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front, NTN Buzztime ( NTN), down 21.3%, Ku6 Media ( KUTV), down 14.4%, QKL Stores ( QKLS), down 14.2% and Vipshop Holdings ( VIPS), down 13.9% , were all laggards within the services sector with Time Warner Cable ( TWC) 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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