5 Stocks Pulling The Services Sector Downward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 1 points (0.0%) at 15,277 as of Thursday, May 16, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,398 issues advancing vs. 1,509 declining with 138 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.10. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Computer Sciences Corporation ( CSC), down 3.94, Netflix ( NFLX), down 2.91, Wal-Mart Stores ( WMT), down 2.25, CVS Caremark ( CVS), down 1.28 and Walgreen Company ( WAG), down 1.22.

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

5. Starbucks Corporation ( SBUX) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Starbucks Corporation is down $0.34 (-0.5%) to $63.73 on light volume Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Starbucks Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.53-$64.06 after having opened the day at $64.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.07.

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 $47.6 billion and is part of the leisure industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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

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