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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 48 points (-0.3%) at 16,864 as of Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,073 issues advancing vs. 1,897 declining with 171 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Buffalo Wild Wings

(

BWLD

), down 14.1%,

Multimedia Games

(

MGAM

), down 14.1%,

Rockwell Automation

(

ROK

), down 5.9%,

Alaska Air Group

(

ALK

), down 3.7% and

LATAM Airlines Group

(

LFL

), down 2.6%. Top gainers within the sector include

XPO Logistics

(

XPO

), up 20.2%,

Heartland Payment Systems

(

HPY

), up 7.8%,

Team Health Holdings

(

TMH

), up 6.5%,

Booz Allen Hamilton

(

BAH

), up 6.0% and

ADT

(

ADT

), up 5.1%.

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

3.

Sysco

(

SYY

) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Sysco is down $0.26 (-0.7%) to $36.33 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Sysco exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.21-$36.88 after having opened the day at $36.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.59.

Sysco Corporation, through its subsidiaries, markets and distributes a range of food and related products primarily to the foodservice or food-away-from-home industry. Sysco has a market cap of $21.4 billion and is part of the wholesale industry. Shares are up 1.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Sysco a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Sysco

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Sysco Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Interpublic Group of Companies

(

IPG

) is down $0.29 (-1.4%) to $20.25 on average volume. Thus far, 4.1 million shares of Interpublic Group of Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.21-$20.59 after having opened the day at $20.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.54.

The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides advertising and marketing services worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Integrated Agency Networks and Constituency Management Group. Interpublic Group of Companies has a market cap of $8.5 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 16.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Interpublic Group of Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Interpublic Group of Companies

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

Interpublic Group of Companies Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Kroger

(

KR

) is down $0.33 (-0.7%) to $49.93 on light volume. Thus far, 872,268 shares of Kroger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.90-$50.45 after having opened the day at $50.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.26.

The Kroger Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer worldwide. The company also manufactures and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. It operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores. Kroger has a market cap of $24.5 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 27.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Kroger a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Kroger

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

Kroger 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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