Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao (CBD): Today's Featured Services Laggard

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Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao ( CBD) pushed the Services sector lower today making it today's featured Services laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 1.3%. By the end of trading, Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao fell $0.91 (-1.9%) to $47.83 on average volume. Throughout the day, 694,892 shares of Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 538,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $46.98-$48.34 after having opened the day at $48.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.74. Other companies within the Services sector that declined today were: 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%.

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuic o is engaged in the retail of food, clothing, home appliances, electronics, and other products in Brazil. It operates in four segments: Retail, Home appliances, Cash & Carry, and E-commerce. Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao has a market cap of $12.8 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 9.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao as a hold. The company's strongest point has been its a solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have looked at. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, 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% , were all gainers within the services sector with Time Warner Cable ( TWC) being today's featured services sector leader.

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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