5 Stocks Pushing The Services Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 146 points (1.1%) at 13,259 as of Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,070 issues advancing vs. 801 declining with 135 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include MakeMyTrip ( MMYT), down 23.3%, Cablevision Systems ( CVC), down 6.4%, Discovery Communications ( DISCK), down 3.2%, Charter Communications ( CHTR), down 2.7% and Directv ( DTV), down 2.5%. Top gainers within the sector include Weight Watchers International ( WTW), up 15.7%, Vitamin Shoppe ( VSI), up 11.6%, Myriad Genetics ( MYGN), up 10.1%, Chipotle Mexican Grill ( CMG), up 5.1% and Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS), up 4.9%.

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

5. Tidewater ( TDW) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Tidewater is down $2.89 (-5.9%) to $46.03 on heavy volume Thus far, 606,534 shares of Tidewater exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 427,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.60-$49.26 after having opened the day at $48.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.92.

Tidewater Inc. provides offshore service vessels and marine support services through the operation of a fleet of marine service vessels. Tidewater has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the transportation industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Tidewater a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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

4. As of noon trading, Zillow ( Z) is down $6.82 (-19.8%) to $27.55 on heavy volume Thus far, 4.3 million shares of Zillow exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.50-$29.19 after having opened the day at $28.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.37.

Zillow, Inc. engages in the operation of a real estate information marketplace in the United States. Zillow has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the diversified services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 362.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 61.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Zillow a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Zillow as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, robust revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock itself is trading at a premium valuation. Get the full Zillow Ratings Report now.

3. As of noon trading, Discovery Communications ( DISCA) is down $2.21 (-3.7%) to $57.24 on heavy volume Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Discovery Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.25-$58.24 after having opened the day at $58.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.45.

Discovery Communications, Inc. operates as a non fiction media and entertainment company worldwide. The company provides original and purchased programming across various distribution platforms. Discovery Communications has a market cap of $8.7 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 46.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Discovery Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Discovery Communications 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, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Discovery Communications Ratings Report now.

2. As of noon trading, Whole Foods Market ( WFM) is down $0.72 (-0.7%) to $97.45 on average volume Thus far, 456,352 shares of Whole Foods Market exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $97.15-$98.66 after having opened the day at $98.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $98.17.

Whole Foods Market, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of natural and organic food supermarkets. The company offers produce, seafood, grocery, meat and poultry, bakery, prepared foods and catering, coffee and tea, nutritional supplements, and vitamins. Whole Foods Market has a market cap of $17.9 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 41.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 39.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Whole Foods Market a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Whole Foods Market 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Whole Foods Market Ratings Report now.

1. As of noon trading, CVS Caremark ( CVS) is down $0.28 (-0.6%) to $46.35 on heavy volume Thus far, 5.8 million shares of CVS Caremark exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.93-$47.78 after having opened the day at $47.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.63.

CVS Caremark Corporation provides pharmacy health care services in the United States. CVS Caremark has a market cap of $59.2 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 14.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate CVS Caremark a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CVS Caremark 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, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full CVS Caremark 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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