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 up 0.8%. By the end of trading, Sears Holdings Corporation fell $1.11 (-2.9%) to $36.99 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,324,178 shares of Sears Holdings Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,846,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $35.84-$38.48 after having opened the day at $38.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.10. Other companies within the Services sector that declined today were: InterCloud Systems ( ICLD), down 21.3%, Newlead Holdings ( NEWL), down 17.8%, Corporate Resource Services ( CRRS), down 13.5% and Point.360 ( PTSX), down 11.2%.

Sears Holdings Corporation operates as a retailer in the United States and Canada. Sears Holdings Corporation has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 22.3% 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 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 generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, VisionChina Media ( VISN), up 17.8%, Qunar Cayman Islands ( QUNR), up 14.7%, Vipshop Holdings ( VIPS), up 11.1% and Ctrip.com International ( CTRP), up 10.4% , were all gainers within the services sector with Chipotle Mexican Grill ( CMG) 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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