Limited Brands Among Services' Biggest Movers on January 3, 2013

By Investopedia Staff | January 03, 2013 AAA

The market is quiet so far today. The Nasdaq is unchanged; the S&P 500 has moved little; and the Dow has been relatively flat.

While the market overall has shown little change, the Services sector (IYC) is up 0.2% and its current biggest movers are:

Company Market Cap Percentage Change
Family Dollar (NYSE:FDO) $7.41 billion -11.1%
Stage Stores (NYSE:SSI) $790.7 million -9.7%
UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) $1.14 billion +9.6%
Ross (Nasdaq:ROST) $12.11 billion +7.2%
China Lodging Group, Ltd (Nasdaq:HTHT) $1.02 billion -6.2%
Limited Brands (NYSE:LTD) $13.67 billion -5.8%
Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW) $2.96 billion +5%

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After a precipitous drop of 11.1%, Family Dollar (NYSE:FDO) is now trading at a share price of $56.96. The company's volume is currently 9.1 million shares for the day, 6.1 times the current three-month average.

After a decline of 9.7%, Stage Stores (NYSE:SSI) has hit a share price of $22.38. So far today, the company's volume is 450,324 shares.

After an increase of 9.6%, UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) has reached a current price of $83. So far today, the company's volume is 129,075 shares, 2.3 times the average daily volume.

Ross (Nasdaq:ROST) is currently trading at $58.37 per share, a 7.2% increase. So far today, the company's volume is 3.4 million shares.

China Lodging Group, Ltd (Nasdaq:HTHT) has decreased to $15.84 per share, a 6.2% fall. With 103,417 shares changing hands so far today, the company's volume is 0.9 times its average over the past three months.

Limited Brands (NYSE:LTD) has fallen 5.8% and is currently trading at $44.66 per share. This morning, the company is trading a volume of 3.8 million shares.

Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW) has risen 5% and is currently trading at $55.78 per share. At 306,982 shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.8 times the average daily volume.

The Bottom Line On any given day, a particular stock may see positive or negative change in its share price. Paying close attention to the previous ratios will help you identify key times to adjust your strategy. Keep in mind that all these ratios should be compared against historical numbers and industry information in order to get a more complete picture.

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