Time Warner Cable Inc (TWC): Today's Featured Services Laggard

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Time Warner Cable ( TWC) pushed the Services sector lower today making it today's featured Services laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 1.3%. By the end of trading, Time Warner Cable fell $1.61 (-1.2%) to $132.10 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,312,036 shares of Time Warner Cable exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,900,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $131.90-$133.72 after having opened the day at $132.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $133.71. Other companies within the Services sector that declined today were: DLH Holdings ( DLHC), down 15.4%, Newlead Holdings ( NEWL), down 8.6%, Education Management Corporation ( EDMC), down 8.5% and China Yida ( CNYD), down 7.8%.

Time Warner Cable Inc., together with its subsidiaries, offers video, high-speed data, and voice services to residential and business service customers over its broadband cable systems in the United States. Time Warner Cable has a market cap of $37.6 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Time Warner Cable a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Time Warner Cable as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations 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, General Employment ( JOB), up 53.9%, EZCorp ( EZPW), up 20.3%, Ku6 Media ( KUTV), up 15.7% and Sport Chalet ( SPCHB), up 10.3%.

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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