5 Stocks Pushing The Services Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 47 points (-0.4%) at 12,708 as of Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 733 issues advancing vs. 2,191 declining with 116 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Ryanair Holdings ( RYAAY), down 5.3%, Delta Air Lines ( DAL), down 3.2%, United Continental Holdings ( UAL), down 2.6%, eBay ( EBAY), down 1.6% and Sirius XM Radio ( SIRI), down 1.8%. Top gainers within the sector include Abercrombie & Fitch ( ANF), up 27.3%, Dollar General Corporation ( DG), up 1.5%, Whirlpool Corporation ( WHR), up 1.3%, Kohl's ( KSS), up 1.0% and Directv ( DTV), up 0.5%.

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

5. CVS Caremark ( CVS) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, CVS Caremark is down $0.31 (-0.7%) to $45.92 on average volume Thus far, 2.9 million shares of CVS Caremark exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.87-$46.40 after having opened the day at $46.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.23.

CVS Caremark Corporation provides pharmacy health care services in the United States. CVS Caremark has a market cap of $57.7 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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 revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full CVS Caremark Ratings Report now.

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