The Services sector (IYC) showed little movement while the S&P 500 gained 1.8% during trading today.
The ETF, as a proxy for the sector, tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. Entering today's trading, IYC was up 3.1% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 climbed 4.1%.
Coinstar (CSTR) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 13.6% (-$8.06) to close at $51.16. 9.4 million shares of the stock moved. The stock traded in a range of $48.90 to $53.13. Over the last month, the share price has dropped $16.27 (-24.1%) from $67.43 on June 27, 2012.
Huron Consulting Group (HURN) was a major gainer in the sector, rising 12.7% (+$3.89) to close at $34.56 with 185,662 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $30.88 to $34.81. Shares have been on on the rise over the past month, climbing $5.24 (17.9%) from a price of $29.32 on June 27, 2012. Amazon.com (AMZN) also gained today, climbing $17.31 (+7.9%) to close at $237.32.
Priceline.com (PCLN) rose 8.9% to close at $683.99, cross its 50-day moving average of $654.93 and 200-day moving average of $640.23.
Liquidity Services (LQDT) rose 8.3% to close at $44.59, approaching its 50-day moving average of $47.35. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $48.15.
Hibbett Sports (HIBB) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $62.64 to top the previous high of $61.93.
Charm Communications (CHRM) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting $4.73 to fall below the previous low of $5.14.