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Macy's

(

M

) pushed the Services sector higher today making it today's featured services winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 1.1%. By the end of trading, Macy's rose $0.58 (1.1%) to $52.85 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,814,467 shares of Macy's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,046,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $52.41-$53.24 after having opened the day at $52.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.27. Other companies within the Services sector that increased today were:

Hong Kong Television Network

(

HKTV

), up 40.2%,

Watsco

(

WSO.B

), up 24.0%,

Luna Innovations

(

LUNA

TheStreet Recommends

), up 23.3% and

YRC Worldwide

(

YRCW

), up 21.9%.

Macy's, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates stores and Internet Websites in the United States. Macy's has a market cap of $19.2 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 33.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Macy's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Macy's

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

On the negative front,

Steiner Leisure

(

STNR

), down 15.3%,

Inuvo

(

INUV

), down 11.0%,

General Employment

(

JOB

), down 8.7% and

Sport Chalet

(

SPCHA

), down 8.3% , were all laggards within the services sector with

Jos A Bank Clothiers

(

JOSB

) 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

(

IYC

) while those bearish on the services sector could consider

ProShares Ultra Short Consumer Sers

(

SCC

).

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