Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD): Today's Featured Services Laggard

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Sears Holdings Corporation ( SHLD) pushed the Services sector lower today making it today's featured Services laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Sears Holdings Corporation fell 60 cents (-1.3%) to $45.43 on light volume. Throughout the day, 573,530 shares of Sears Holdings Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $45.06-$46.98 after having opened the day at $46.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.03. Other companies within the Services sector that declined today were: Rada Electronics Industries ( RADA), down 21.1%, Vitamin Shoppe ( VSI), down 18.6%, Heidrick & Struggles International ( HSII), down 17.7%, and Fortune Industries ( FFI), down 13.2%.

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Sears Holdings Corporation operates as a specialty retailer in the United States and Canada. The company's Kmart segment operates stores that sell merchandise under Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer labels; and Sears brand products, such as Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard. Sears Holdings Corporation has a market cap of $5.02 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 14.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Sears Holdings Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and one rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sears Holdings Corporation as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, Point.360 ( PTSX), up 50%, SED International Holdings ( SED), up 13.6%, Haverty Furniture Companies CL A ( HVT.A), up 11.9%, and Willdan Group ( WLDN), up 10.9%, were all gainers within the services sector with Gap ( GPS) being today's featured services sector leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the services sector could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Services ( IYC) while those bearish on the services sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Consumer Sers ( SCC).