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3 Services Stocks Driving The Sector Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading down 155 points (-1.0%) at 15,255 as of Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 466 issues advancing vs. 2,548 declining with 68 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.96 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.89. Top gainers within the sector include Stewart (STEI), up 33.8%, and Service Corporation International (SCI), up 5.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao (CBD), down 4.10, Delta Air Lines (DAL), down 3.69, Luxottica Group (LUX), down 2.81, McKesson (MCK), down 2.52 and Genuine Parts Company (GPC), down 2.61.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

3. Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Sears Holdings Corporation is up $1.57 (3.21) to $50.55 on heavy volume Thus far, 886,383 shares of Sears Holdings Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 833,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.20-$50.70 after having opened the day at $48.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.98.

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 $5.3 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 21.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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 unimpressive growth in net income, generally high debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Sears Holdings Corporation Ratings Report now.

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