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 30 points (-0.2%) at 14,005 as of Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, 12:04 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 991 issues advancing vs. 1,875 declining with 138 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Total System Services ( TSS), down 5.3%, Trinity Industries ( TRN), down 4.7%, Staples ( SPLS), down 4.2%, Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS), down 3.1% and Netflix ( NFLX), down 3.1%. Top gainers within the sector include NetSpend Holdings ( NTSP), up 28.6%, Six Flags Entertainment ( SIX), up 5.5%, Kohl's ( KSS), up 1.5%, LKQ Corporation ( LKQ), up 1.2% and Luxottica Group ( LUX), up 0.8%.

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

5. FedEx Corporation ( FDX) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, FedEx Corporation is down $0.98 (-0.9%) to $106.35 on light volume Thus far, 372,448 shares of FedEx Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $106.29-$107.37 after having opened the day at $107.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $107.33.

FedEx Corporation provides transportation, e-commerce, and business services in the United States and internationally. It operates in four segments: FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, and FedEx Services. FedEx Corporation has a market cap of $33.5 billion and is part of the transportation industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate FedEx Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates FedEx 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, attractive valuation levels, notable return on equity 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 FedEx Corporation Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Directv ( DTV) is down $0.48 (-1.0%) to $48.78 on average volume Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Directv exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.73-$49.45 after having opened the day at $49.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.26.

DIRECTV provides digital television entertainment primarily in the United States and Latin America. The company engages in acquiring, promoting, selling, and distributing digital entertainment programming primarily via satellite to residential and commercial subscribers. Directv has a market cap of $29.7 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Directv a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Directv as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Directv Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Las Vegas Sands ( LVS) is down $0.58 (-1.1%) to $50.67 on light volume Thus far, 2.7 million shares of Las Vegas Sands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.51-$51.65 after having opened the day at $51.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.25.

Las Vegas Sands Corp., together with its subsidiaries, owns, develops, and operates various integrated resort properties primarily in the United States, Macau, and Singapore. Las Vegas Sands has a market cap of $43.6 billion and is part of the leisure industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 14.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Las Vegas Sands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Las Vegas Sands as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and increase in stock price during the past year. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Las Vegas Sands Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Priceline.com ( PCLN) is down $9.51 (-1.4%) to $693.96 on light volume Thus far, 200,753 shares of Priceline.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 573,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $693.34-$707.57 after having opened the day at $705.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $703.47.

priceline.com Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online travel company. Priceline.com has a market cap of $35.0 billion and is part of the leisure industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Priceline.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Priceline.com 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 largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Priceline.com Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Walt Disney ( DIS) is down $0.50 (-0.9%) to $55.23 on light volume Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Walt Disney exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.19-$55.82 after having opened the day at $55.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.73.

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 $100.4 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Walt Disney a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 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, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Walt Disney 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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