The Services sector (IYC) held steady during a trading day that saw the S&P 500 grow 0.6%.

Aruba Networks (ARUN) was a major gainer in the sector, rising 14.4% (+$2.44) to close at $19.36 with 12.7 million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $19 to $20.20.

Shoe Carnival (SCVL) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 7.4% (-$1.81) to close at $22.57. 721,327 shares of the stock moved. The stock traded between $21.79 and $23.92. Shares have shown some positive movement over the last two months as the price has climbed $1.45 (6.9%) from a price of $21.12 on June 27, 2012.

K12 (LRN) declined 2.2% to close at $21.44, moving below its 50-day moving average of $20.64 and 200-day moving average of $21.82.

NetEase.com (NTES) rose 2% to close at $51.82, approaching its 50-day moving average of $54.10. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $55.55.

MAXIMUS (MMS) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $54.34 to top the previous high of $53.66.

ITT Educational Services (ESI) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting $31.25 to fall below the previous low of $31.44.