5 Stocks Pushing The Services Sector Lower

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 10 points (-0.1%) at 13,082 as of Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, 1:34 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,351 issues advancing vs. 1,574 declining with 129 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 Time Warner Cable ( TWC), down 6.3%, Liberty Global ( LBTYK), down 4.5%, McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated ( MHP), down 4.8%, Moody's Corporation ( MCO), down 3.9% and Charter Communications ( CHTR), down 3.3%. Top gainers within the sector include Genesee & Wyoming ( GWR), up 2.9%, Ryanair Holdings ( RYAAY), up 3.1%, Jacobs Engineering Group ( JEC), up 1.9%, Western Union Company ( WU), up 1.9% and Ross Stores ( ROST), up 1.5%.

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

5. Wynn Resorts ( WYNN) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Wynn Resorts is down $2.18 (-1.9%) to $111.12 on light volume Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Wynn Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $110.80-$114.48 after having opened the day at $114.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $113.30.

Wynn Resorts, Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, ownership, and operation of destination casino resorts. Wynn Resorts has a market cap of $12.4 billion and is part of the leisure industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Wynn Resorts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wynn Resorts as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Wynn Resorts Ratings Report now.

4. As of noon trading, Sirius XM Radio ( SIRI) is down $0.08 (-2.8%) to $2.82 on light volume Thus far, 23.1 million shares of Sirius XM Radio exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 78.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $2.82-$2.90 after having opened the day at $2.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.90.

Sirius XM Radio Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States and Canada. The company broadcasts approximately 135 channels, including music, sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic, and weather channels on subscription fee basis through two satellite radio systems. Sirius XM Radio has a market cap of $14.5 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 59.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Sirius XM Radio a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sirius XM Radio as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Sirius XM Radio Ratings Report now.

3. As of noon trading, Time Warner ( TWX) is down $0.54 (-1.2%) to $42.82 on light volume Thus far, 4.1 million shares of Time Warner exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.61-$43.29 after having opened the day at $43.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.36.

Time Warner Inc. operates as a media and entertainment company in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Networks, Film and TV Entertainment, and Publishing. Time Warner has a market cap of $41.6 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 21.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Time Warner a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Time Warner as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Time Warner Ratings Report now.

2. As of noon trading, Las Vegas Sands ( LVS) is down $2.05 (-4.5%) to $44.05 on average volume Thus far, 6.3 million shares of Las Vegas Sands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.61-$45.95 after having opened the day at $45.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.10.

Las Vegas Sands Corp., together with its subsidiaries, owns, develops, and operates various integrated resort properties primarily in the United States, Macau, and Singapore. Las Vegas Sands has a market cap of $38.2 billion and is part of the leisure industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Las Vegas Sands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Las Vegas Sands as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its revenue growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Las Vegas Sands Ratings Report now.

1. As of noon trading, Priceline.com ( PCLN) is down $3.73 (-0.6%) to $631.01 on light volume Thus far, 512,904 shares of Priceline.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $627.34-$635.97 after having opened the day at $634.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $634.74.

priceline.com Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online travel company. Priceline.com has a market cap of $29.2 billion and is part of the leisure industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 25.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Priceline.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Priceline.com 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, robust revenue growth 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 Priceline.com Ratings Report now.

If you are interested in one of these 5 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).

A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.
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