During trading today, both the Services sector (IYC) and the S&P500 showed little movement.
PDI (PDII) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 12.6%. The stock closed at $8.20 with 26,639 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $7.10 to $8.33. The stock has risen $1.47 (21.8%) over the last three months from a price of $6.73 on March 7, 2012. American Public Education (APEI) was another big mover, climbing $1.87 (+6.5%) to a closing price of $30.42.
Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 6.6% (-84 cents) to close at $11.82. Five million shares of the stock moved. The stock traded in a range of $11.63 to $12.70. The stock is down over the last three months, having fallen $1.52 (-11.4%) from $13.34 on March 7, 2012.
Blue Nile (NILE) rose 6.1% to close at $31.55, cross its 50-day moving average of $30.51 and 200-day moving average of $34.86.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (CAKE) fell 1.4% to close at $58.53, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $57.90. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $29.92.
Nathan's Famous (NATH) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $27.48 to top the previous high of $26.04.
Higher One Holdings (ONE) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting $11.01 to fall below the previous low of $11.93.