DISH Network Corp (DISH): Today's Featured Services Winner

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DISH Network ( DISH) pushed the Services sector higher today making it today's featured services winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, DISH Network rose $2.06 (4.0%) to $54.06 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 4,215,573 shares of DISH Network exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,452,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $51.82-$54.19 after having opened the day at $52.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.00. Other companies within the Services sector that increased today were: Liberator Medical Holdings ( LBMH), up 12.3%, Magal Security Systems ( MAGS), up 12.2%, Jos A Bank Clothiers ( JOSB), up 11.2% and Seanergy Maritime Holdings ( SHIP), up 11.2%.

DISH Network Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, offers direct broadcast satellite subscription television services in the United States. DISH Network has a market cap of $11.5 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 43.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate DISH Network a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates DISH Network as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and generally higher debt management risk.

On the negative front, InterCloud Systems ( ICLD), down 11.2%, Lionbridge Technologies ( LIOX), down 9.8%, Genetic Technologies ( GENE), down 8.8% and China Yida ( CNYD), down 7.8% , were all laggards within the services sector with AutoZone ( AZO) 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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