4 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 52 points (0.4%) at 12,867 as of Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, 11:54 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,426 issues advancing vs. 1,481 declining with 120 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. A company within the sector that fell today was KAR Auction Services ( KAR), up 7.7%. Top gainers within the sector include Dick's Sporting Goods ( DKS), up 5.0%, Home Depot ( HD), up 4.4%, Luxottica Group ( LUX), up 2.3%, Ross Stores ( ROST), up 2.2% and O'Reilly Automotive ( ORLY), up 1.9%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

4. LATAM Airlines Group S.A ( LFL) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, LATAM Airlines Group S.A is down $0.36 (-1.5%) to $23.91 on light volume Thus far, 124,781 shares of LATAM Airlines Group S.A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 470,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.61-$24.09 after having opened the day at $24.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.27.

LATAM Airlines Group S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides passenger and cargo air transportation services primarily in South America. As of June 22, 2012, the company operated a fleet of 310 aircrafts. LATAM Airlines Group S.A has a market cap of $11.7 billion and is part of the transportation industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts that rate LATAM Airlines Group S.A a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates LATAM Airlines Group S.A as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full LATAM Airlines Group S.A Ratings Report now.

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