On a trading day that saw the S&P 500 gain 0.1%, the Services sector (IYC) showed little change.
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Citi Trends (CTRN) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 15% (-$2.21) to close at $12.53. 750,503 shares of the stock moved. The stock traded in a range of $10.53 to $13.06. Over the last month, the share price has dropped $3.18 (-20.2%) from $15.71 on July 17, 2012.
Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) was a major gainer in the sector, rising 9% (+$2.90) to close at $35.23 with 11.7 million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $34.31 to $35.95. Shares are up, having risen $4.31 (13.9%) from a price of $30.92 on August 8, 2012.
Ascent Capital Group (ASCMA) rose 4.5% to close at $51.20, cross its 50-day moving average of $51.08 and 200-day moving average of $50.38. Monro Muffler Brake (MNRO) declined 1.7% to close at $35, moving below its 50-day moving average of $34.56 and 200-day moving average of $37.83.
Towers Watson & (TW) rose 4% to close at $53.74, approaching its 50-day moving average of $58.54. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $61.42. Howard Hughes (SIG) fell 1.9% to close at $64.24, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $62.70. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $45.42.
Express (EXPR) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting $15.34 to fall below the previous low of $15.49.