5 Stocks Pushing The Services Sector Lower

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 35 points (0.3%) at 14,006 as of Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,786 issues advancing vs. 1,060 declining with 154 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS), down 3.0%, Verisk Analytics ( VRSK), down 1.6%, SBA Communications ( SBAC), down 1.3%, O'Reilly Automotive ( ORLY), down 1.2% and CSX ( CSX), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the sector include Net Servicos De Comunicacao ( NETC), up 2.7%, Moody's Corporation ( MCO), up 2.6%, United Rentals ( URI), up 2.5%, W.W. Grainger ( GWW), up 2.3% and MGM Resorts International ( MGM), up 1.6%.

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

5. United Continental Holdings ( UAL) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, United Continental Holdings is down $0.73 (-2.8%) to $25.78 on light volume Thus far, 1.4 million shares of United Continental Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.69-$26.48 after having opened the day at $26.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.51.

United Continental Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of passenger and cargo air transportation services. United Continental Holdings has a market cap of $8.7 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 10.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate United Continental Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Continental Holdings as a hold. The company's strongest point has been its expanding profit margins. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full United Continental Holdings Ratings Report now.

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