Expeditors International Of Washington Inc (EXPD): Today's Featured Services Laggard

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Expeditors International of Washington ( EXPD) pushed the Services sector lower today making it today's featured Services laggard. The sector as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Expeditors International of Washington fell $0.45 (-1.0%) to $44.06 on light volume. Throughout the day, 655,738 shares of Expeditors International of Washington exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,382,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $43.70-$44.25 after having opened the day at $44.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.51. Other companies within the Services sector that declined today were: Sino-Global Shipping America ( SINO), down 14.0%, Team ( TISI), down 13.9%, Star Bulk Carriers ( SBLK), down 13.8% and Resources Connection ( RECN), down 11.6%.

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. provides logistics services in the United States and internationally. Expeditors International of Washington has a market cap of $9.2 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 13.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Expeditors International of Washington a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Expeditors International of Washington as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, Liberty Media Corporation Class A ( LMCA), up 35.7%, Armco Metals Holdings ( AMCO), up 24.6%, Armco Metals Holdings ( CNAM), up 24.6% and Corporate Resource Services ( CRRS), up 22.7% , were all gainers within the services sector with Gap ( GPS) being today's featured services sector leader.

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