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4 Services Stocks Moving The Sector Upward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading down 27 points (-0.2%) at 15,858 as of Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 997 issues advancing vs. 1,953 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. Top gainers within the sector include AerCap Holdings N.V (AER), up 4.2%, DISH Network (DISH), up 2.4%, Cencosud (CNCO), up 2.3%, Visa (V), up 1.9% and Netflix (NFLX), up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include LATAM Airlines Group S.A (LFL), down 3.1%, United Continental Holdings (UAL), down 2.9%, Delhaize Group (DEG), down 2.8%, Staples (SPLS), down 2.1% and Southwest Airlines (LUV), down 1.9%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

4. Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Sears Holdings Corporation is up $1.03 (2.3%) to $45.13 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Sears Holdings Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.62-$45.90 after having opened the day at $44.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.10.

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 $4.8 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 9.7% 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 high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Sears Holdings Corporation Ratings Report now.

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