Sirius XM Radio Inc. (SIRI): Today's Featured Services Laggard

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Sirius XM Radio ( SIRI) pushed the Services sector lower today making it today's featured Services laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Sirius XM Radio fell $0.04 (-1.1%) to $3.88 on average volume. Throughout the day, 33,570,732 shares of Sirius XM Radio exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 39,148,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $3.84-$3.89 after having opened the day at $3.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.92. Other companies within the Services sector that declined today were: FreeSeas ( FREE), down 13.8%, Newlead Holdings ( NEWL), down 10.6%, Globus Maritime ( GLBS), down 10.4% and Myriad Genetics ( MYGN), down 9.3%.

Sirius XM Radio Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States and Canada. The company broadcasts music, sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic, and weather channels on subscription fee basis through two satellite radio systems. Sirius XM Radio has a market cap of $23.8 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 32.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Sirius XM Radio a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sirius XM Radio as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, 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 positive front, Liberty Media Corporation Class A ( LMCA), up 34.0%, China Metro-Rural Holdings ( CNR), up 32.4%, DLH Holdings ( DLHC), up 28.0% and Watsco ( WSO.B), up 23.3% , were all gainers within the services sector with Chipotle Mexican Grill ( CMG) being today's featured services sector leader.

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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