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5 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Services Sector

Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading down 91 points (-0.6%) at 15,838 as of Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 929 issues advancing vs. 2,026 declining with 145 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include LATAM Airlines Group S.A (LFL), down 3.4%, Royal Philips (PHG), down 2.9%, Liberty Global (LBTYK), down 2.8%, Southwest Airlines (LUV), down 2.6% and Melco Crown Entertainment (MPEL), down 2.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Canadian Pacific Railway (CP), up 4.3%, Kansas City Southern (KSU), up 2.2%, Rockwell Automation (ROK), up 0.8%, W.W. Grainger (GWW), up 0.8% and Canadian National Railway (CNI), up 0.8%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

5. Las Vegas Sands (LVS) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Las Vegas Sands is down $0.59 (-0.8%) to $74.67 on average volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Las Vegas Sands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.53-$75.20 after having opened the day at $74.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.26.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. Las Vegas Sands has a market cap of $60.2 billion and is part of the leisure industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Las Vegas Sands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Las Vegas Sands as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Las Vegas Sands Ratings Report now.

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