Services Sector Top Gainers: Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO), E Commerce China (NYSE:DANG), New Oriental Education (NYSE:EDU), WidePoint (NYSEMKT:WYY)

Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) has filed an application with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to raise its natural gas rates for Northwest Colorado effective April 1. Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) stock performance was 0.28% in last session and finished the day at $46.91. Traded volume was 459,654.00 shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 955,820.00 shares. The beta of the stock remained 0.50. Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) insider ownership is 0.80%.

Analysts at Credit Suisse assumed coverage on shares of Dangdang (NASDAQ:DANG) in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday, reports. The firm set an “outperform” rating on the stock. E Commerce China Dangdang Inc. (ADR) (NYSE:DANG) rose 6.54% to $16.94 yesterday on volume of 4.38 million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $15.80 – $16.94. E Commerce China Dangdang Inc. (ADR) (NYSE:DANG) has a market capitalization of 1.36 billion.

New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE:EDU) is a provider of private educational services in China based on the number of program offerings, total student enrollments and geographic presence. New Oriental Education & Tech Grp (ADR) (NYSE:EDU)’s stock on March 18, 2014 reported a higher of 8.58% to the closing price of $29.35. Its fifty two weeks range is $15.63 – $34.50. The total market capitalization recorded 4.57 billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 2.69 million shares. In its share capital, New Oriental Education & Tech Grp (ADR) (NYSE:EDU) has 155.84 million outstanding shares.

Thales, leader in information systems and communications security, announces that Operational Research Consultants, Inc. (ORC), a subsidiary of WidePoint Corporation (NYSEMKT:WYY) and pioneer in Federal identity management, has deployed Thales nShield hardware security modules (HSMs) to provide high levels of assurance for Federal cloud services and prove that the cloud really can be as safe, or even safer, than on premise deployments – even for organizations as security-focused as the U.S. Federal Government. On Tuesday, shares of WidePoint Corporation (NYSEMKT:WYY) advanced 8.64% to close the day at $1.76. Company return on investment (ROI) is 3.60% and its monthly performance is recorded as 13.55%. WidePoint Corporation (NYSEMKT:WYY) quarterly revenue growth is 20.55%.