Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI): Today's Featured Services Winner

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Sirius XM Holdings ( SIRI) 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, Sirius XM Holdings rose $0.04 (1.3%) to $3.56 on average volume. Throughout the day, 49,230,358 shares of Sirius XM Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 65,611,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $3.49-$3.57 after having opened the day at $3.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.51. Other companies within the Services sector that increased today were: ChinaNet Online Holdings ( CNET), up 11.6%, Ingram Micro ( IM), up 9.7%, Emmis Communications ( EMMS), up 9.2% and Guangshen Railway Company ( GSH), up 9.0%.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States and Canada. Sirius XM Holdings has a market cap of $21.7 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 2.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Sirius XM Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sirius XM Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, Weight Watchers International ( WTW), down 27.7%, Chegg ( CHGG), down 22.3%, GNC Holdings ( GNC), down 14.6% and Higher One Holdings ( ONE), down 10.1% , were all laggards within the services sector with Sears Holdings Corporation ( SHLD) 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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