5 Stocks Pushing The Services Sector Downward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 5 points (0.0%) at 15,100 as of Thursday, May 9, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,176 issues advancing vs. 1,742 declining with 136 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.21. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include LivePerson ( LPSN), down 34.04, Starz ( STRZA), down 6.68, Liberty Entertainment Group Series A ( LSTZA), down 6.66, Liberty Global ( LBTYA), down 4.03 and Delta Air Lines ( DAL), down 3.30. Top gainers within the sector include Cosi ( COSI), up -0.3%, Ctrip.com International ( CTRP), up 23.9%, Orbitz Worldwide ( OWW), up 23.4%, Liberty Media Corporation ( LMCA), up 10.4% and Pandora Media ( P), up 6.8%.

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

5. Canadian Pacific Railway ( CP) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Canadian Pacific Railway is down $1.23 (-0.9%) to $129.97 on average volume Thus far, 448,934 shares of Canadian Pacific Railway exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 842,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $129.61-$132.66 after having opened the day at $131.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $131.20.

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as a transcontinental railway providing freight transportation services, logistics solutions, and supply chain expertise in Canada and the United States. Canadian Pacific Railway has a market cap of $22.6 billion and is part of the transportation industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 40.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 29.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Canadian Pacific Railway as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Canadian Pacific Railway Ratings Report now.

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