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5 Services Stocks Dragging The Sector Down

Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading up 79 points (0.6%) at 14,527 as of Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 12:49 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,808 issues advancing vs. 1,104 declining with 127 unchanged.

The Services sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Best Buy (BBY), down 3.4%, Moody's Corporation (MCO), down 1.3% and Comcast (CMCSA), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the sector include Liberty Global (LBTYA), up 2.9%, Las Vegas Sands (LVS), up 2.9%, Walgreen Company (WAG), up 2.7%, Dollar Tree Stores (DLTR), up 2.1% and Marriott International (MAR), up 2.1%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

5. Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Sears Holdings Corporation is down $1.09 (-2.1%) to $50.31 on light volume Thus far, 203,091 shares of Sears Holdings Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 978,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.97-$51.81 after having opened the day at $51.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.40.

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 $5.5 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 24.3% 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 1 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 generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, generally high debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Sears Holdings Corporation Ratings Report now.

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