3 Stocks Pushing The Services Sector Downward
1. As of noon trading, Kohl's ( KSS) is down $0.50 (-0.9%) to $52.25 on light volume Thus far, 737,713 shares of Kohl's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.93-$52.79 after having opened the day at $52.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.75. Kohl's Corporation operates department stores in the United States. Its stores offer private, exclusive, and national branded apparel, footwear, and accessories for women, men, and children; soft home products, such as sheets and pillows; and housewares targeted to middle-income customers. Kohl's has a market cap of $11.5 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 22.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Kohl's a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Kohl's as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Kohl's Ratings Report now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more. If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, 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). A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: 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.
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