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

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Time Warner Cable ( TWC) 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, Time Warner Cable rose $3.00 (2.2%) to $140.55 on average volume. Throughout the day, 4,029,383 shares of Time Warner Cable exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,636,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $137.83-$140.55 after having opened the day at $137.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $137.55. Other companies within the Services sector that increased today were: VisionChina Media ( VISN), up 17.9%, Point.360 ( PTSX), up 17.4%, Myriad Genetics ( MYGN), up 11.5% and Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment ( DDE), up 8.3%.

Time Warner Cable Inc., together with its subsidiaries, offers video, high-speed data, and voice services in the United States. Time Warner Cable has a market cap of $38.1 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 1.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Time Warner Cable a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 14 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 solid stock price performance, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

On the negative front, Newlead Holdings ( NEWL), down 10.1%, Body Central ( BODY), down 7.4%, Ku6 Media ( KUTV), down 7.3% and Planet Payment ( PLPM), down 7.0% , were all laggards within the services sector with Apollo Education Group ( APOL) 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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