Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 18 points (-0.1%) at 17,584 as of Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,617 issues advancing vs. 1,280 declining with 175 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Signet Jewelers

(

SIG

), down 2.2%,

Alibaba Group

(

BABA

), down 1.4%,

FedEx

(

FDX

), down 1.2%,

L Brands

(

LB

), down 0.8% and

Las Vegas Sands

(

LVS

), down 0.6%. Top gainers within the sector include

United Continental Holdings

(

UAL

), up 3.3%,

CoStar Group

(

CSGP

), up 3.0%,

Southwest Airlines

(

LUV

), up 1.8%,

Delta Air Lines

(

DAL

), up 1.7% and

Ryanair Holdings

(

RYAAY

), up 0.9%.

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

3.

Foot Locker

(

FL

) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Foot Locker is down $2.27 (-3.4%) to $64.73 on light volume. Thus far, 851,045 shares of Foot Locker exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $64.38-$66.62 after having opened the day at $66.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.00.

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Foot Locker, Inc. operates as an athletic shoes and apparel retailer. The company operates in two segments, Athletic Stores and Direct-to-Customers. Foot Locker has a market cap of $9.1 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 19.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Foot Locker a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Foot Locker

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, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Foot Locker Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

TJX Companies

(

TJX

) is down $0.46 (-0.7%) to $70.84 on light volume. Thus far, 501,412 shares of TJX Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $70.62-$71.29 after having opened the day at $71.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $71.30.

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The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX Europe. TJX Companies has a market cap of $47.1 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 4.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate TJX Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

TJX Companies

as a

buy

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

TJX Companies Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Macy's

(

M

) is down $0.76 (-2.1%) to $35.30 on light volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Macy's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.27-$36.16 after having opened the day at $36.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.06.

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Macy's, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates stores and Internet Websites in the United States. Its stores and Websites sell a range of merchandise, including apparel and accessories for men, women, and children; cosmetics; home furnishings; and other consumer goods. Macy's has a market cap of $11.1 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 45.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Macy's a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Macy's

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Macy's 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

).