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J.C. Penney



) pushed the Services sector higher today making it today's featured services winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, J.C. Penney rose 65 cents (2.6%) to $25.30 on light volume. Throughout the day, 6.4 million shares of J.C. Penney exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.6 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $24.52-$25.36 after having opened the day at $24.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.65. Other companies within the Services sector that increased today were:

China Auto Logistics



), up 17.4%,

Luna Innovations



), up 12.9%,

Frozen Food Express Industries



), up 12.2%, and

Net one Ueps Technologies



), up 11.8%.

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J. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., operates department stores in the United States and Puerto Rico. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings. J.C. Penney has a market cap of $5.41 billion and is part of the


industry. Shares are down 29.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are four analysts that rate J.C. Penney a buy, two analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates J.C. Penney as a


. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front,

QKL Stores



), down 14.5%,




), down 14.1%,




), down 13.9%, and

American Learning



), down 10.5%, were all laggards within the services sector with

United Continental Holdings



) being today's services sector laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the services sector could consider

iShares Dow Jones US Cons Services



) while those bearish on the services sector could consider

ProShares Ultra Short Consumer Sers