5 Services Stocks Dragging The Sector Down

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 68 points (-0.5%) at 14,443 as of Monday, March 25, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,111 issues advancing vs. 1,777 declining with 156 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include eBay ( EBAY), down 3.6%, Luxottica Group ( LUX), down 2.5%, Expeditors International of Washington ( EXPD), down 2.3%, Whole Foods Market ( WFM), down 2.1% and W.W. Grainger ( GWW), down 2.2%. Top gainers within the sector include Apollo Group ( APOL), up 9.8%, McGraw-Hill Companies Incorporated ( MHP), up 3.1%, Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL), up 2.4%, AmerisourceBergen ( ABC), up 1.8% and Lowe's Companies ( LOW), up 1.0%.

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

5. Union Pacific ( UNP) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Union Pacific is down $0.99 (-0.7%) to $138.15 on average volume Thus far, 869,002 shares of Union Pacific exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $138.04-$140.26 after having opened the day at $139.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $139.14.

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, provides rail transportation services in North America. Union Pacific has a market cap of $65.3 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Union Pacific a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Union Pacific 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 notable return on equity. 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 Union Pacific Ratings Report now.

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