Kohl's

(

KSS

) pushed the Services sector lower today making it today's featured Services loser. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.9%. By the end of trading, Kohl's fell 57 cents (-1.1%) to $53.78 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2.8 million shares of Kohl's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $53.73-$54.66 after having opened the day at $54.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.35. Other company's within the Services sector that declined today were:

Frontline

(

FRO

), down 41%,

Seven Arts Entertainment Inc

(

SAPX

), down 35.8%,

School Specialty Inc

(

SCHS

), down 26.4%, and

Ship Finance International

(

SFL

), down 22.6%.

Kohl's Corporation operates department stores in the United States. Kohl's has a market cap of $14.91 billion and is part of the

retail

industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.2, above the average retail industry P/E ratio of 13.1 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kohl's as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the positive front,

Trailer Bridge Inc

(

TRBR

), up 39.2%,

China CGame Inc

(

CCGM

), up 18%,

Focus Media

(

FMCN

), up 14.7%, and

YRC Worldwide Inc

(

YRCW

), up 13.3%, were all gainers within the services sector with

MGM Resorts International

(

MGM

) being today's featured services sector winner.

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

(

IYC

) while those bearish on the services sector could consider

ProShares Ultra Short Consumer Sers

(

SCC

).

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