Kohl's Corp (KSS): Today's Featured Services Laggard

Kohl's ( KSS) 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, Kohl's fell $0.56 (-1.1%) to $52.94 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,818,308 shares of Kohl's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,464,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $52.86-$53.76 after having opened the day at $53.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.50. Other companies within the Services sector that declined today were: ENGlobal Corporation ( ENG), down 24.6%, Heidrick & Struggles International ( HSII), down 17.2%, China Jo-Jo Drugstores ( CJJD), down 16.0% and Beasley Broadcast Group ( BBGI), down 14.3%.

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 $11.8 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 24.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Kohl's a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 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 attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, Era Group ( ERA), up 25.1%, InfoSonics Corporation ( IFON), up 13.8%, XPO Logistics ( XPO), up 9.5% and Ultrapetrol Bahamas ( ULTR), up 8.6% , were all gainers within the services sector with US Airways Group ( LCC) 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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