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 28 points (-0.2%) at 13,217 as of Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,125 issues advancing vs. 1,742 declining with 157 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Expedia ( EXPE), down 2.4%, O'Reilly Automotive ( ORLY), down 1.8%, Royal Caribbean Cruises ( RCL), down 1.4%, Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS), down 1.2% and Moody's Corporation ( MCO), down 1.0%. Top gainers within the sector include Best Buy ( BBY), up 14.8%, United Continental Holdings ( UAL), up 5.3%, Delta Air Lines ( DAL), up 3.9%, J.C. Penney ( JCP), up 3.7% and Staples ( SPLS), up 2.0%.

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

5. Macy's ( M) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Macy's is down $0.22 (-0.6%) to $38.64 on light volume Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Macy's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.55-$39.05 after having opened the day at $38.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.86.

Macy's, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates stores and Internet Websites in the United States. Its retail stores and Internet Web sites sell a range of merchandise, including apparel and accessories for men, women, and children; cosmetics; home furnishings; and other consumer goods. Macy's has a market cap of $15.4 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Macy's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Macy's as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Macy's Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, CBS Corporation ( CBS) is down $0.45 (-1.2%) to $35.66 on light volume Thus far, 1.1 million shares of CBS Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.66-$36.18 after having opened the day at $36.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.11.

CBS Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a mass media company in the United States and internationally. CBS Corporation has a market cap of $21.2 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 32.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate CBS Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CBS Corporation 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, reasonable valuation levels and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full CBS Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Time Warner ( TWX) is down $0.28 (-0.6%) to $46.98 on light volume Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Time Warner exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.96-$47.36 after having opened the day at $47.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.26.

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 $44.6 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.8, equal to the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 30.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 15 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, growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Time Warner Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Walt Disney ( DIS) is down $0.33 (-0.7%) to $49.31 on light volume Thus far, 1.7 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 $49.31-$49.69 after having opened the day at $49.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.64.

The Walt Disney Company operates as an entertainment company worldwide. Its Media Networks segment engages in broadcast television network, television production and distribution, television stations, broadcast radio networks and stations, and publishing and digital operations. Walt Disney has a market cap of $87.7 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 31.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 14 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 reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Walt Disney Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, eBay ( EBAY) is down $0.42 (-0.8%) to $51.44 on light volume Thus far, 2.2 million shares of eBay exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.32-$51.97 after having opened the day at $51.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.86.

eBay Inc. provides online platforms, services, and tools to help individuals and merchants in online and mobile commerce and payments in the United States and internationally. eBay has a market cap of $67.3 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.7, equal to the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 71.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 18 analysts that rate eBay a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates eBay as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full eBay Ratings Report now.

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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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