Fidelity National Information Services Inc (FIS): Today's Featured Services Winner

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Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS) pushed the Services sector higher today making it today's featured services winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Fidelity National Information Services rose $0.50 (1.1%) to $45.11 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,035,601 shares of Fidelity National Information Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,415,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $44.18-$45.36 after having opened the day at $44.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.61. Other companies within the Services sector that increased today were: Sino-Global Shipping America ( SINO), up 24.9%, China Yida ( CNYD), up 22.1%, Infoblox ( BLOX), up 15.5% and Lentuo International ( LAS), up 13.1%.

Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. provides banking and payments technology solutions worldwide. The company offers financial institution core processing, card issuer, and transaction processing services, including the national electronic funds transfer network. Fidelity National Information Services has a market cap of $13.0 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. Shares are up 28.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Fidelity National Information Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fidelity National Information Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, TOP Ships ( TOPS), down 12.8%, Conn's ( CONN), down 11.9%, Daegis ( DAEG), down 10.3% and Corporate Resource Services ( CRRS), down 7.4% , were all laggards within the services sector with Ross Stores ( ROST) 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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