Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD): Today's Featured Services Laggard

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Sears Holdings Corporation ( SHLD) pushed the Services sector lower today making it today's featured Services laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.5%. By the end of trading, Sears Holdings Corporation fell $1.54 (-2.5%) to $59.90 on light volume. Throughout the day, 710,285 shares of Sears Holdings Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $59.74-$62.20 after having opened the day at $61.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.44. Other companies within the Services sector that declined today were: LodgeNet Interactive Corporation ( LNET), down 24.4%, Cambium Learning Group ( ABCD), down 15.6%, ValueVision Media ( VVTV), down 15.2%, and iParty Corporation ( IPT), down 15%.
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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 $6.65 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of -2.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 96.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Sears Holdings Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and one 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.

On the positive front, Good Times Restaurants ( GTIM), up 32.9%, China HGS Real Estate ( HGSH), up 26.1%, Greenbrier Companies ( GBX), up 19.9%, and American Railcar Industries ( ARII), up 17.7%, were all gainers within the services sector with Ross Stores ( ROST) being today's featured services sector leader.

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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