Services Sector Wrap

Published July 17, 2012

| FOXBusiness

The Services sector (IYC) held steady during a trading day that saw the S&P 500 grow 0.7%.

The ETF, as a proxy for the sector, tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past week. Going into trading today, IYC was up 0.9% over the last seven trading days while the S&P 500 went up 1.7%.

Digital Generation (DGIT) rose 22.8% to close at $11.80, cross its 50-day moving average of $11.31 and 200-day moving average of $11.18. American Public Education (APEI) declined 3.5% to close at $29.64, moving below its 50-day moving average of $30.62 and 200-day moving average of $35.13.

Clean Harbors (CLH) rose 2.1% to close at $57.95, approaching its 50-day moving average of $58.00. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $62.30. Casey's General Stores (KW) fell 4% to close at $58.94, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $58.19. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $13.24.

Mattress Firm (MFRM) was a major loser in the sector, falling 12.8% (-$3.81) to close at $25.96 with 1.7 million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $22.82 to $26.75.

ReachLocal (RLOC) was a major gainer in the sector, rising 11.2% (+$1.14) to close at $11.35 with 154,445 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $10.50 to $11.45.

Liberty Global (LBTYA) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $52.72 to top the previous high of $52.

Ctrip.com International (CTRP) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting $13.54 to fall below the previous low of $14.59.

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