While the S&P 500 grew 0.1%, the Services sector (IYC) showed little movement during trading today.
Although it went in the opposite direction of the market today, the ETF tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past week. Entering today's trading, IYC was up 0.6% over the last seven trading days while the S&P 500 was down 0.2%.
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers (JOSB) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 14%. The stock closed at $47.44 with 4.3 million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $47.29 to $49.48. Shares price has risen $5.49 (13.1%) from $41.95 on August 22, 2012.
TAL Education Group (XRS) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 13.1% (-$1.10) to close at $7.30, as 425,440 shares moved. The stock traded in a range of $6.97 to $8.30. Over the last three months, the stock has lost $3.27 (-30.9%) from a price of $10.57 on June 4, 2012.
Iron Mountain Incorporated (IRM) rose 2.7% to close at $33, cross its 50-day moving average of $32.60 and 200-day moving average of $31.20.
Family Dollar Stores (FDO) rose 3.2% to close at $63.50, approaching its 50-day moving average of $65.32. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $64.44. JC Penney (JCP) rose 3.7% to close at $26.23, getting closer to its 200-day moving average or $28.49.
Francesca's Holdings (FRAN) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $36.84 to top the previous high of $36.11.