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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