3 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 83 points (0.6%) at 13,218 as of Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,993 issues advancing vs. 968 declining with 126 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Cabela's ( CAB), down 5.7%, and J.C. Penney ( JCP), down 3.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Wyndham Worldwide Corporation ( WYN), up 2.6%, Liberty Media Corporation ( LMCA), up 2.6%, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide ( HOT), up 2.3%, Time Warner ( TWX), up 2.1% and eBay ( EBAY), up 2.3%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

3. Brazilian Distribution Company ( CBD) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Brazilian Distribution Company is down $0.88 (-1.9%) to $45.72 on average volume Thus far, 172,385 shares of Brazilian Distribution Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 356,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.67-$46.03 after having opened the day at $45.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.60.

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuic o engages in the retail of food and non-food products to individual consumers through its chain of hypermarkets, supermarkets, specialized and department stores, and the Internet. Brazilian Distribution Company has a market cap of $12.3 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 48.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 27.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Brazilian Distribution Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Brazilian Distribution Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Brazilian Distribution Company Ratings Report now.

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