5 Stocks Pushing The Services Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 50 points (0.3%) at 14,379 as of Friday, March 8, 2013, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,811 issues advancing vs. 1,063 declining with 140 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Gol Intelligent Airlines ( GOL), down 5.0%, Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS), down 1.2%, Chipotle Mexican Grill ( CMG), down 1.3%, Las Vegas Sands ( LVS), down 0.8% and Amazon.com ( AMZN), down 0.6%. Top gainers within the sector include Pandora Media ( P), up 17.5%, H&R Block ( HRB), up 7.4%, United Continental Holdings ( UAL), up 5.6%, Delhaize Group ( DEG), up 5.2% and Sears Holdings Corporation ( SHLD), up 3.8%.

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

5. Dick's Sporting Goods ( DKS) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Dick's Sporting Goods is down $1.07 (-2.1%) to $49.29 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Dick's Sporting Goods exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.68-$50.58 after having opened the day at $50.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.36.

Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. operates as a sporting goods retailer in the United States. Dick's Sporting Goods has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the specialty retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 18 analysts that rate Dick's Sporting Goods a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dick's Sporting Goods as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Dick's Sporting Goods Ratings Report now.

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