5 Stocks Pushing The Services Sector Lower

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 57 points (-0.4%) at 13,942 as of Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,301 issues advancing vs. 1,576 declining with 144 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Nordstrom ( JWN), down 1.5%, Dollar Tree Stores ( DLTR), down 1.1%, Ross Stores ( ROST), down 1.1% and MasterCard Incorporated ( MA), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the sector include Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), up 6.8%, Netflix ( NFLX), up 2.7%, Delta Air Lines ( DAL), up 2.6%, Staples ( SPLS), up 2.0% and Las Vegas Sands ( LVS), up 1.9%.

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

5. InterContinental Hotels Group ( IHG) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, InterContinental Hotels Group is down $0.65 (-2.2%) to $28.91 on light volume Thus far, 67,311 shares of InterContinental Hotels Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 234,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.90-$29.08 after having opened the day at $29.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.56.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC owns, manages, franchises, and leases hotels and resorts worldwide. InterContinental Hotels Group has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the leisure industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates InterContinental Hotels Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates InterContinental Hotels Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations 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 InterContinental Hotels Group Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, HSN ( HSNI) is down $2.19 (-4.1%) to $51.44 on heavy volume Thus far, 476,451 shares of HSN exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 261,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.23-$53.91 after having opened the day at $53.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.63.

HSN, Inc. operates as an interactive multi-channel retailer, offering retail experiences through various platforms, including television, online, mobile, catalogs, and retail and outlet stores. HSN has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the specialty retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate HSN a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates HSN as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full HSN Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Ryanair Holdings ( RYAAY) is down $0.60 (-1.5%) to $39.14 on heavy volume Thus far, 289,865 shares of Ryanair Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 367,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.07-$40.16 after having opened the day at $40.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.74.

Ryanair Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides scheduled-passenger airline services in Ireland, the United Kingdom, continental Europe, and Morocco. Ryanair Holdings has a market cap of $11.5 billion and is part of the transportation industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Ryanair Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ryanair Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Ryanair Holdings Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Dillards ( DDS) is down $8.73 (-10.3%) to $76.19 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Dillards exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 499,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.03-$81.00 after having opened the day at $81.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.92.

Dillard's, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as fashion apparel, cosmetics, and home furnishing retailer in the United States. The company offers fashion apparel for women, men, and children, as well as accessories and other consumer goods. Dillards has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Dillards a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dillards as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Dillards Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, GNC Acquisition Holdings ( GNC) is down $1.05 (-2.5%) to $40.86 on average volume Thus far, 831,964 shares of GNC Acquisition Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.79-$42.00 after having opened the day at $42.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.91.

GNC Holdings, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of health and wellness products. Its products include vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplement products, as well as sports nutrition and diet products. GNC Acquisition Holdings has a market cap of $4.1 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.8, equal to the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 24.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate GNC Acquisition Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates GNC Acquisition Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full GNC Acquisition Holdings 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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