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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4. As of noon trading, Starbucks Corporation ( SBUX) is down $0.60 (-1.0%) to $56.33 on average volume Thus far, 3.3 million shares of Starbucks Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.15-$56.98 after having opened the day at $56.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.93.

Starbucks Corporation operates as a roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffee worldwide. As of September 30, 2012, the company operated 9,405 company-operated stores and 8,661 licensed stores. Starbucks Corporation has a market cap of $43.2 billion and is part of the leisure industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 20 analysts that rate Starbucks Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Starbucks 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, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Starbucks Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, CBS Corporation ( CBS) is down $0.68 (-1.4%) to $45.86 on average volume Thus far, 3.6 million shares of CBS Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.51-$46.95 after having opened the day at $46.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.54.

CBS Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a mass media company in the United States and internationally. CBS Corporation has a market cap of $27.4 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 22.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 19 analysts that rate CBS Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CBS Corporation 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, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full CBS Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, MasterCard Incorporated ( MA) is down $2.85 (-0.6%) to $512.16 on average volume Thus far, 312,090 shares of MasterCard Incorporated exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 721,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $509.20-$517.84 after having opened the day at $516.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $515.01.

MasterCard Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides transaction processing and other payment-related services in the United States and internationally. MasterCard Incorporated has a market cap of $61.3 billion and is part of the diversified services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.7, 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 Monday. Currently there are 21 analysts that rate MasterCard Incorporated a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates MasterCard Incorporated as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full MasterCard Incorporated Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Netflix ( NFLX) is down $3.91 (-2.1%) to $181.68 on light volume Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Netflix exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $180.88-$186.75 after having opened the day at $186.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $185.59.

Netflix, Inc. provides Internet television network service that enables subscribers to stream TV shows and movies directly on TVs, computers, and mobile devices in the United States and internationally. Netflix has a market cap of $10.4 billion and is part of the specialty retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 637.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 100.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Netflix a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 17 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Netflix as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Netflix Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 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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