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 24 points (-0.2%) at 13,886 as of Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,305 issues advancing vs. 1,515 declining with 144 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Liquidity Service ( LQDT), down 25.2%, Time Warner Cable ( TWC), down 9.3%, Netflix ( NFLX), down 3.3%, Priceline.com ( PCLN), down 2.6% and Grupo Televisa S.A ( TV), down 1.6%. Top gainers within the sector include WMS Industries ( WMS), up 52.6%, Tractor Supply ( TSCO), up 8.4%, Las Vegas Sands ( LVS), up 5.6%, Copart ( CPRT), up 4.4% and Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL), up 2.7%.

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

5. Cardinal Health ( CAH) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Cardinal Health is down $0.95 (-2.1%) to $43.73 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Cardinal Health exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.60-$44.69 after having opened the day at $44.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.68.

Cardinal Health, Inc., a healthcare services company, provides pharmaceutical and medical products and services in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Pharmaceutical and Medical. Cardinal Health has a market cap of $15.2 billion and is part of the wholesale industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Cardinal Health a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cardinal Health as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Cardinal Health Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Comcast ( CMCSK) is down $0.54 (-1.4%) to $37.08 on light volume Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Comcast exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.90-$37.52 after having opened the day at $37.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.62.

Comcast Corporation provides entertainment, information, and communications products and services in the United States and internationally. The company's Cable Communications segment offers video, high-speed Internet, and voice services to residential and business customers. Comcast has a market cap of $20.2 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Comcast a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Comcast 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, compelling growth in net income, robust revenue growth and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Comcast Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B ( UPS) is down $1.51 (-1.9%) to $79.72 on heavy volume Thus far, 4.4 million shares of United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $79.42-$80.83 after having opened the day at $79.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.23.

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 $59.7 billion and is part of the transportation industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. 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.

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2. As of noon trading, CBS Corporation ( CBS) is down $0.35 (-0.8%) to $41.67 on light volume Thus far, 1.9 million shares of CBS Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.53-$42.05 after having opened the day at $42.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.02.

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 $25.1 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 19 analysts that rate CBS Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 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 no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full CBS Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, CVS Caremark ( CVS) is down $0.39 (-0.8%) to $51.26 on light volume Thus far, 1.5 million shares of CVS Caremark exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.21-$51.69 after having opened the day at $51.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.65.

CVS Caremark Corporation provides pharmacy health care services in the United States. CVS Caremark has a market cap of $64.0 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate CVS Caremark a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates 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 weak operating cash flow. Get the full CVS Caremark 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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