5 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Services Sector

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 22 points (-0.2%) at 14,429 as of Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,094 issues advancing vs. 1,811 declining with 142 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include DSW ( DSW), down 6.4%, Cardinal Health ( CAH), down 7.2%, Kohl's ( KSS), down 4.2%, Expedia ( EXPE), down 3.6% and Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS), down 3.5%. Top gainers within the sector include AmerisourceBergen ( ABC), up 5.6%, Walgreen Company ( WAG), up 4.8%, Ryanair Holdings ( RYAAY), up 2.7%, Net Servicos De Comunicacao ( NETC), up 2.0% and eBay ( EBAY), up 1.5%.

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

5. McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated ( MHP) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated is down $0.67 (-1.4%) to $47.72 on light volume Thus far, 567,823 shares of McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.62-$48.70 after having opened the day at $48.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.39.

The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. provides information services for the financial, commodities and commercial, and education markets worldwide. McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated has a market cap of $13.7 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 11.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated Ratings Report now.

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