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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