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 36 points (0.3%) at 14,562 as of Thursday, March 28, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,626 issues advancing vs. 1,256 declining with 162 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Synnex Corporation ( SNX), down 9.5%, Ctrip.com International ( CTRP), down 3.6%, Sears Holdings Corporation ( SHLD), down 1.4%, LATAM Airlines Group S.A ( LFL), down 1.2% and Priceline.com ( PCLN), down 1.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Signet Jewelers ( SIG), up 6.5%, GameStop ( GME), up 5.2%, Kansas City Southern ( KSU), up 2.8%, InterContinental Hotels Group ( IHG), up 2.9% and Royal Caribbean Cruises ( RCL), up 2.3%.

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

5. Family Dollar Stores ( FDO) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Family Dollar Stores is down $0.69 (-1.2%) to $58.82 on light volume Thus far, 374,996 shares of Family Dollar Stores exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.69-$59.41 after having opened the day at $59.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.51.

Family Dollar Stores, Inc. operates a chain of self-service retail discount stores primarily for low- and middle-income consumers in the United States. Family Dollar Stores has a market cap of $7.0 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 6.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Family Dollar Stores a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Family Dollar Stores as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share, increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Family Dollar Stores Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Expedia ( EXPE) is down $1.16 (-1.9%) to $59.74 on average volume Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Expedia exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.50-$60.92 after having opened the day at $60.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.90.

Expedia, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online travel company in the United States and internationally. Expedia has a market cap of $7.6 billion and is part of the leisure industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Expedia a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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

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3. As of noon trading, Kohl's ( KSS) is down $0.54 (-1.2%) to $46.06 on average volume Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Kohl's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.76-$46.47 after having opened the day at $46.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.60.

Kohl's Corporation operates department stores in the United States. Its stores offer private, exclusive, and national branded apparel, footwear, and accessories for women, men, and children; soft home products, such as sheets and pillows; and housewares targeted to middle-income customers. Kohl's has a market cap of $10.4 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Kohl's a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kohl's as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels 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 Kohl's Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Bed Bath & Beyond ( BBBY) is down $0.74 (-1.1%) to $64.50 on average volume Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Bed Bath & Beyond exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $64.35-$65.24 after having opened the day at $65.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.24.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail stores. Bed Bath & Beyond has a market cap of $14.6 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Bed Bath & Beyond a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Bed Bath & Beyond as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, notable return on equity, 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 lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Bed Bath & Beyond Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Costco Wholesale Corporation ( COST) is down $0.78 (-0.7%) to $105.86 on light volume Thus far, 710,977 shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $105.72-$107.06 after having opened the day at $106.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $106.64.

Costco Wholesale Corporation engages in the operation of membership warehouses. The company offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. Costco Wholesale Corporation has a market cap of $46.2 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Costco Wholesale Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Costco Wholesale Corporation 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, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Costco Wholesale Corporation 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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