5 Stocks Pushing The Services Sector Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 29 points (-0.2%) at 13,063 as of Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, 1:04 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,300 issues advancing vs. 1,619 declining with 124 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the sector include Genesee & Wyoming ( GWR), up 3.4%, Ryanair Holdings ( RYAAY), up 3.1%, Jacobs Engineering Group ( JEC), up 2.0%, Western Union Company ( WU), up 1.8% and Ross Stores ( ROST), up 1.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Time Warner Cable ( TWC), down 6.5%, Liberty Global ( LBTYK), down 4.5%, McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated ( MHP), down 4.7%, Moody's Corporation ( MCO), down 3.6% and Charter Communications ( CHTR), down 3.2%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

5. Sears Holdings Corporation ( SHLD) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Sears Holdings Corporation is up $1.09 (1.7%) to $65.03 on light volume Thus far, 780,759 shares of Sears Holdings Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.92-$66.80 after having opened the day at $63.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.94.

Sears Holdings Corporation operates as a specialty retailer in the United States and Canada. The company's Kmart segment operates stores that sell merchandise under Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer labels; and Sears brand products, such as Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard. Sears Holdings Corporation has a market cap of $6.9 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of -2.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 103.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Sears Holdings Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sears Holdings Corporation as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, generally high debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Sears Holdings Corporation Ratings Report now.

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