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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 11 points (0.1%) at 17,997 as of Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, 12:10 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,566 issues advancing vs. 1,413 declining with 145 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Noodles

(

NDLS

), down 28.6%,

Rocket Fuel

(

FUEL

), down 25.7%,

Discovery Communications

(

DISCK

), down 4.2%,

Six Flags Entertainment

(

SIX

), down 3.4% and

Avis Budget Group

(

CAR

), down 3.3%. Top gainers within the sector include

AMN Healthcare Services

(

AHS

), up 14.3%,

DSW

(

DSW

), up 3.0%,

JB Hunt Transport Services

(

JBHT

), up 1.9%,

Sysco

(

SYY

), up 1.7% and

American Airlines Group

(

AAL

), up 1.1%.

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

3.

Carnival

(

CCL

) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Carnival is down $0.60 (-1.4%) to $43.10 on average volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Carnival exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.82-$43.36 after having opened the day at $43.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.70.

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Carnival Corporation operates as a cruise company worldwide. It provides vacations to various cruise destinations. Carnival has a market cap of $26.0 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are down 3.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Carnival a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Carnival

as a

buy

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

Carnival Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Royal Caribbean Cruises

(

RCL

) is down $1.30 (-1.7%) to $75.67 on light volume. Thus far, 484,102 shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.56-$76.86 after having opened the day at $76.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.97.

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Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. operates as a cruise company worldwide. It owns six cruise brands comprising Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises, CDF Croisieres de France, and TUI Cruises. Royal Caribbean Cruises has a market cap of $16.8 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are down 6.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Royal Caribbean Cruises a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Royal Caribbean Cruises

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, reasonable valuation levels 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

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Norfolk Southern

(

NSC

) is down $0.67 (-0.6%) to $110.92 on light volume. Thus far, 544,100 shares of Norfolk Southern exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $110.68-$111.70 after having opened the day at $111.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $111.59.

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Norfolk Southern Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods. As of December 31, 2013, it operated approximately 20,000 miles of road in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Norfolk Southern has a market cap of $34.2 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 1.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Norfolk Southern a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Norfolk Southern

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Norfolk Southern 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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