3 Stocks Pulling The Services Sector Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 92 points (0.6%) at 16,652 as of Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,209 issues advancing vs. 757 declining with 152 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include SeaWorld Entertainment ( SEAS), down 32.5%, Myriad Genetics ( MYGN), down 10.0%, LATAM Airlines Group ( LFL), down 2.5%, eBay ( EBAY), down 0.8% and TJX Companies ( TJX), down 0.8%. Top gainers within the sector include Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT), up 8.9%, Pandora Media ( P), up 7.8%, United Continental Holdings ( UAL), up 2.7%, Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL), up 2.6% and Sirius XM Holdings ( SIRI), up 2.2%.

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

3. Kohl's ( KSS) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Kohl's is down $1.03 (-1.8%) to $54.90 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.9 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 $54.03-$54.95 after having opened the day at $54.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.93.

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 $11.6 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 1.4% 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 buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Kohl's Ratings Report now.

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