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KSS, DG, CAH, MGM And LVS, 5 Services Stocks Pushing The Sector Lower

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 57 points (-0.3%) at 16,357 as of Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,698 issues advancing vs. 1,213 declining with 185 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Net Servicos De Comunicacao ( NETC), down 10.2%, Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL), down 3.9%, Wynn Resorts ( WYNN), down 2.2%, Bed Bath & Beyond ( BBBY), down 1.6% and Ross Stores ( ROST), down 1.4%. Top gainers within the sector include Brinker International ( EAT), up 6.4%, Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation ( LGF), up 6.3%, Norfolk Southern Corporation ( NSC), up 5.9%, Ctrip.com International ( CTRP), up 3.9% and Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT), up 3.2%.

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

5. Kohl's ( KSS) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Kohl's is down $0.78 (-1.5%) to $51.80 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Kohl's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.56-$52.63 after having opened the day at $52.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.59.

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 $11.3 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 7.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Kohl's a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 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 reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Kohl's Ratings Report now.

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