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L Brands



) pushed the Services sector lower today making it today's featured Services laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, L Brands fell $0.84 (-1.3%) to $63.94 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,605,758 shares of L Brands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,991,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $63.27-$64.73 after having opened the day at $64.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.78. Other companies within the Services sector that declined today were:

Fresh Market



), down 18.9%,




), down 14.9%,

Tile Shop Holdings



), down 12.3% and

Lumber Liquidators Holdings



), down 11.8%.

L Brands, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of women's intimate and other apparel, beauty and personal care products, and accessories. L Brands has a market cap of $18.7 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 37.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate L Brands a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

L Brands

as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income 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,

Eagle Bulk Shipping

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), up 17.1%,

Bon-Ton Stores



), up 14.5%,

NTN Buzztime



), up 10.4% and

Time Warner Cable



), up 10.0% , were all gainers within the services sector with

Costco Wholesale Corporation



) being today's featured services sector leader.

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) while those bearish on the services sector could consider

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