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 3 points (0.0%) at 15,304 as of Thursday, May 23, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 979 issues advancing vs. 1,985 declining with 110 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.07 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.37. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL), down 4.01, Wynn Resorts ( WYNN), down 2.25, Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao ( CBD), down 1.70, Las Vegas Sands ( LVS), down 1.77 and Sysco Corporation ( SYY), down 1.53. Top gainers within the sector include rue21 ( RUE), up 22.7%, Lender Processing Services ( LPS), up 12.3%, Liberty Media Corporation ( LMCA), up 12.1%, Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation ( LGF), up 4.6% and United Continental Holdings ( UAL), up 2.4%.

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

5. Sirius XM Radio ( SIRI) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Sirius XM Radio is down $0.04 (-1.0%) to $3.50 on average volume Thus far, 26.7 million shares of Sirius XM Radio exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 46.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $3.43-$3.52 after having opened the day at $3.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.54.

Sirius XM Radio Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States and Canada. The company broadcasts music, sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic, and weather channels on subscription fee basis through two satellite radio systems. Sirius XM Radio has a market cap of $22.4 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 21.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sirius XM Radio as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Sirius XM Radio Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, CSX ( CSX) is down $0.55 (-2.1%) to $25.21 on average volume Thus far, 4.3 million shares of CSX exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.13-$25.38 after having opened the day at $25.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.76.

CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides rail-based transportation services. It offers traditional rail services, and transports intermodal containers and trailers. CSX has a market cap of $26.7 billion and is part of the transportation industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 30.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates CSX as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full CSX Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Virgin Media ( VMED) is down $0.57 (-1.1%) to $49.88 on light volume Thus far, 832,002 shares of Virgin Media exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.84-$50.41 after having opened the day at $50.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.45.

Virgin Media Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides entertainment and communications services in the United Kingdom. Virgin Media has a market cap of $13.7 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 37.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Virgin Media 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, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Virgin Media Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Yum Brands ( YUM) is down $0.89 (-1.3%) to $68.94 on light volume Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Yum Brands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $68.66-$69.37 after having opened the day at $68.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.83.

YUM! Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates quick service restaurants in the United States and internationally. It operates in six segments: YUM Restaurants China, YUM Restaurants International, Taco Bell U.S., KFC U.S., Pizza Hut U.S., and YUM Restaurants India. Yum Brands has a market cap of $31.6 billion and is part of the leisure industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Yum Brands as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Yum Brands Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Wal-Mart Stores ( WMT) is down $0.57 (-0.7%) to $76.46 on average volume Thus far, 3.7 million shares of Wal-Mart Stores exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.27-$76.94 after having opened the day at $76.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.03.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. Wal-Mart Stores has a market cap of $254.6 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wal-Mart Stores as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Wal-Mart Stores 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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