5 Stocks Pushing The Services Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 27 points (-0.2%) at 12,904 as of Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,218 issues advancing vs. 1,656 declining with 135 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Orient-Express Hotels ( OEH), down 10.8%, Whole Foods Market ( WFM), down 4.4%, Foot Locker ( FL), down 3.6%, Tim Hortons ( THI), down 3.0% and Sears Holdings Corporation ( SHLD), down 2.3%. Top gainers within the sector include Monster Worldwide ( MWW), up 18.5%, Matson ( MATX), up 11.6%, AMC Networks ( AMCX), up 10.7%, Wendy's ( WEN), up 6.6% and Amerco ( UHAL), up 4.2%.

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

5. Kohl's ( KSS) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Kohl's is down $2.14 (-3.9%) to $52.18 on heavy volume Thus far, 3.0 million shares of Kohl's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.04-$53.38 after having opened the day at $52.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.32.

Kohl's Corporation operates department stores in the United States. Its stores offer private, exclusive, and national branded apparel, footwear, and accessories for women, men, and children; soft home products, such as sheets and pillows; and housewares targeted to middle-income customers. Kohl's has a market cap of $12.9 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Kohl's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kohl's as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Kohl's Ratings Report now.

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