Canadian National Railway Co (CNI): Today's Featured Services Winner

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Canadian National Railway ( CNI) pushed the Services sector higher today making it today's featured services winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Canadian National Railway rose $0.71 (1.3%) to $56.09 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,112,212 shares of Canadian National Railway exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 893,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $55.59-$56.18 after having opened the day at $55.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.38. Other companies within the Services sector that increased today were: Luna Innovations ( LUNA), up 22.9%, Emmis Communications ( EMMS), up 19.1%, Kforce ( KFRC), up 14.1% and YOU On Demand Holdings ( YOD), up 12.8%.

Canadian National Railway Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in rail and related transportation business in North America. Canadian National Railway has a market cap of $45.6 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are down 2.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Canadian National Railway a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Canadian National Railway as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the negative front, ReachLocal ( RLOC), down 14.8%, Paragon Shipping ( PRGN), down 14.2%, Euronet Worldwide ( EEFT), down 13.5% and China Metro-Rural Holdings ( CNR), down 8.0% , were all laggards within the services sector with Nordstrom ( JWN) 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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