SIG, KSS And LUV, 3 Services Stocks Pushing The Sector Lower

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 8 points (0.0%) at 16,964 as of Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,180 issues advancing vs. 1,847 declining with 143 unchanged.

The Services sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include United Continental Holdings ( UAL), down 6.1%, Delta Air Lines ( DAL), down 5.5%, Golar LNG ( GLNG), down 3.3%, Ryanair Holdings ( RYAAY), down 3.2% and Paychex ( PAYX), down 2.9%. Top gainers within the sector include Shutterfly ( SFLY), up 13.7%, Greenbrier Companies ( GBX), up 11.1%, Trinity Industries ( TRN), up 2.6%, Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies ( WAB), up 2.2% and CBS ( CBS), up 1.8%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

3. Signet Jewelers ( SIG) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Signet Jewelers is down $1.58 (-1.4%) to $110.32 on light volume. Thus far, 313,701 shares of Signet Jewelers exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 868,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $110.29-$113.18 after having opened the day at $111.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $111.90.

Signet Jewelers Limited is engaged in the retail sale of jewelry and watches in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and the Channel Islands. The company operates through US and UK divisions. Signet Jewelers has a market cap of $8.9 billion and is part of the specialty retail industry. Shares are up 42.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Signet Jewelers a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Signet Jewelers as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Signet Jewelers Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Kohl's ( KSS) is down $0.60 (-1.1%) to $52.56 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Kohl's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.18-$53.15 after having opened the day at $52.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.16.

Kohl's Corporation operates department stores in the United States. It offers exclusive and national brand apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty, and soft home products to children, men, and women customers. Kohl's has a market cap of $10.9 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 6.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Kohl's a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kohl's as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Kohl's Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Southwest Airlines ( LUV) is down $0.22 (-0.8%) to $27.50 on average volume. Thus far, 4.1 million shares of Southwest Airlines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.07-$27.59 after having opened the day at $27.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.73.

Southwest Airlines Co. operates passenger airlines that provide scheduled air transportation services in the United States. As of December 31, 2012, the company operated 694 aircraft, including 606 Boeing 737 aircraft and 88 Boeing 717 aircraft. Southwest Airlines has a market cap of $18.6 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 47.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Southwest Airlines a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Southwest Airlines as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Southwest Airlines Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, 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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