Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOXA): Today's Featured Services Laggard

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Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOXA) pushed the Services sector lower today making it today's featured Services laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.8%. By the end of trading, Twenty-First Century Fox fell $0.33 (-1.0%) to $31.74 on average volume. Throughout the day, 14,362,890 shares of Twenty-First Century Fox exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10,978,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $31.56-$32.02 after having opened the day at $31.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.07. Other companies within the Services sector that declined today were: Luna Innovations ( LUNA), down 31.0%, E-Commerce China Dangdang ( DANG), down 10.8%, 500.com Ltd ADR ( WBAI), down 10.4% and Qunar Cayman Islands ( QUNR), down 8.8%.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. operates as a diversified media and entertainment company worldwide. Twenty-First Century Fox has a market cap of $47.3 billion and is part of the media industry. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Twenty-First Century Fox a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Twenty-First Century Fox as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, Watsco ( WSO.B), up 28.5%, PokerTek ( PTEK), up 25.7%, China Metro-Rural Holdings ( CNR), up 17.1% and GATX ( GMT), up 16.6% , were all gainers within the services sector with United Rentals ( URI) 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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