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

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Sears Holdings Corporation ( SHLD) pushed the Services sector higher today making it today's featured services winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, Sears Holdings Corporation rose $2.61 (5.6%) to $48.89 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.3 million shares of Sears Holdings Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $46.02-$49.11 after having opened the day at $46.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.28. Other companies within the Services sector that increased today were: Hot Topic ( HOTT), up 29%, FreeSeas ( FREE), up 25.8%, ValueVision Media ( VVTV), up 15.8%, and Trans World Entertainment ( TWMC), up 13.6%.
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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 $4.96 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 12.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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 generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, generally high debt management risk and poor profit margins.

On the negative front, China Lodging Group ( HTHT), down 14.3%, Fortune Industries ( FFI), down 14.2%, Innotrac Corporation ( INOC), down 10.9%, and YY Inc ADR ( YY), down 9.9%, were all laggards within the services sector with Ross Stores ( ROST) 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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