During trading today, both the Services sector (IYC) and the S&P500 showed little movement.
As a proxy for the sector, the ETF tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. Entering today's trading, IYC was down 0.2% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 climbed 0.3%.
GeoEye (GEOY) was a major gainer in the sector, rising 11.5% (+$2.35) to close at $22.78 with 1.8 million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $20.06 to $22.97. Avery Dennison (AVY) and CAI International (CAP) also gained for the sector today.
Courier Corporation (CRRC) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 10.4% (-$1.44) to close at $12.41, as 121,525 shares moved. The stock traded between $12.39 and $13.88. The stock has been on the rise in the last two months, up $2.37 (23.6%) from a price of $10.04 on May 24, 2012.
Strayer Education (STRA) fell 9.9% to close at $91.51, crossing its 50-day moving average of $98.78.
E Commerce China Dangdang (DANG) rose 9.5% to close at $5.40, approaching its 50-day moving average of $5.83. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $6.60. Portfolio Recovery Associates (STON) fell 1.6% to close at $84.41, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $83.47. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $25.47.
Six Flags Entertainment (SIX) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $62.37 to top the previous high of $55.07.
Consolidated Graphics (CGX) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting $22.66 to fall below the previous low of $24.36.