The Services sector (IYC) showed little movement on a trading day that saw S&P 500 fall 0.1%.
The ETF, as a proxy for the sector, tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. As trading began today, IYC was up 3.2% over the last thirty trading days, and the S&P 500 climbed 2.5%.
United Rentals (URI) rose 3.6% to close at $35.26, crossing its 50-day moving average of $34.54. Meanwhile, Bridgepoint Education (BPI) dropped 33.7% to close at $14.25, moving below its 200-day moving average or $22.08.
Advance Auto Parts (AAP) rose 1.5% to close at $70.10, approaching its 50-day moving average of $71.35. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $78.18. Sothebys (SHLD) fell 3.1% to close at $32.81, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $31.86. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $56.77.
Millennial Media (MM) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 9.6% (-$1.36) to close at $12.85. 350,980 shares of the stock moved. The stock traded in a range of $12.80 to $14.30.
Increasing 8.1% (+70 cents) to close at $9.33, Stratus Properties (STRS) was a major gainer in the sector. Today, 7,315 shares traded hands. The stock traded in a range of $8.35 to $9.70.
Casey's General Stores (CASY) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $62.57 to top the previous high of $61.25.
FTI Consulting (FCN) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting $26.91 to fall below the previous low of $27.45.