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 1.3%. By the end of trading, Time Warner Cable rose $2.42 (1.8%) to $138.34 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,932,182 shares of Time Warner Cable exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,709,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $135.28-$138.57 after having opened the day at $135.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $135.92. Other companies within the Services sector that increased today were: Constant Contact ( CTCT), up 28.7%, Gray Television ( GTN.A), up 16.4%, Gray Television ( GTN), up 14.5% and Corporate Resource Services ( CRRS), up 12.9%.

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 $37.8 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 0.3% 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 18.5%, Haverty Furniture Companies ( HVT), down 7.5%, General Employment ( JOB), down 7.0% and Haverty Furniture Companies ( HVT.A), down 6.6% , were all laggards within the services sector with Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao ( CBD) 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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