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.

4. As of noon trading, United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B ( UPS) is down $0.49 (-0.7%) to $71.37 on light volume Thus far, 922,849 shares of United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $71.33-$72.15 after having opened the day at $71.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $71.86.

United Parcel Service, Inc., a package delivery company, provides transportation, logistics, and financial services in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain & Freight. The U.S. United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B has a market cap of $52.3 billion and is part of the transportation industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its respectable return on equity which we feel is likely to continue. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B Ratings Report now.

3. As of noon trading, Walt Disney ( DIS) is down $0.45 (-0.9%) to $47.51 on average volume Thus far, 3.5 million shares of Walt Disney exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.30-$48.04 after having opened the day at $48.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.96.

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. Walt Disney has a market cap of $85.1 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 26.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Walt Disney a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Walt Disney 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, revenue growth, notable return on equity and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Walt Disney Ratings Report now.

2. As of noon trading, Home Depot ( HD) is down $1.14 (-1.8%) to $62.24 on average volume Thus far, 5.7 million shares of Home Depot exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.99-$63.50 after having opened the day at $63.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.38.

The Home Depot, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a home improvement retailer. The company's stores sell building materials, and home improvement and lawn and garden products to do-it-yourself, do-it-for-me (at D-I-F-M), and professional customers. Home Depot has a market cap of $92.2 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 50.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Home Depot a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Home Depot 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, revenue growth, notable return on equity and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Home Depot Ratings Report now.

1. As of noon trading, Amazon.com ( AMZN) is down $1.96 (-0.9%) to $224.64 on light volume Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Amazon.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $224.10-$227.41 after having opened the day at $226.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $226.60.

Amazon.com, Inc. operates as an online retailer in North America and internationally. It operates retail Websites, such as amazon.com and amazon.ca. The company serves consumers through its retail Websites and focuses on selection, price, and convenience. Amazon.com has a market cap of $102.6 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 2830.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 30.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 23 analysts that rate Amazon.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Amazon.com as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Amazon.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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