Services Sector Stocks: Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL), Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG), Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), Michael Kors (NYSE:KORS), Pandora Media (NYSE:P)



Delta Airlines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) passengers step off the first commercial flight to Juneau Thursday evening. A glitch in the enclosed ramp meant the passengers had to unload off a truck ramp instead. Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) stock performance was -0.32% in last session and finished the day at $40.14. Traded volume was 9.41million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 11.32million shares. The beta of the stock remained 0.96. Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) insider ownership is 0.40%.

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) saw unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Traders purchased 14,103 put options on the company, Analyst Ratings.Net reports. This represents an increase of 621% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,955 put options. Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) dropped -2.01 percent to $53.50 Thursday on volume of 9.41million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $53.49 to $54.08. Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) has a market capitalization of $16.58billion.

Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) saw a significant growth in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 73,017,466 shares, a growth of 21.2% from the April 30th total of 60,226,553 shares, American Banking and Market News reports. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 16,132,408 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.5 days. Approximately 3.4% of the company’s stock are short sold. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA)’s stock on May 29, 2014 reported a increase of 0.42% to the closing price of $52.07. Its fifty two weeks range is $38.75 -$55.28. The total market capitalization recorded $135.37billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 9.49million shares. In its share capital, CMCSA has 2.60billion outstanding shares.

Among retailers, Michael Kors Holdings Ltd (NYSE:KORS) climbed 1.3 percent to $97.01 following the company’s quarterly earnings as sales of its handbags and watches surged in North America. But the company cautioned it expected the cost of opening new stores in Europe to depress gross margins in the next few quarters. In contrast, footwear retailer DSW lost more than a fourth of its market value after the company missed estimates on its results and outlooks. The stock sank 27.4 percent to $23.62. On Thursday, shares of Michael Kors Holdings Ltd (NYSE:KORS) dropped -4.88% to close the day at $92.28. Company return on investment (ROI) is 38.20% and its monthly performance is recorded as 2.19%. Michael Kors Holdings Ltd (NYSE:KORS) quarterly revenue growth is -7.31%.

Apple Inc. (AAPL.O 635.38 0.00 0.00%) will buy Beats Electronics for about $3 billion US and bring recording mogul Jimmy Iovine into its ranks, hoping to win points with the music industry and help it catch up in fast-growing music streaming. Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P) and Spotify have raced ahead while Apple’s eight-month-old iTunes Radio has not made much of a dent. Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P) stock performance was 0.51% in last session and finished the day at $25.42. Traded volume was 6.62million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 10.87million shares. Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P) insider ownership is 0.90%.

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