CPRT, CMCSK, SIRI, WFM And DTV, 5 Services Stocks Pushing The Sector Lower

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 13 points (0.1%) at 15,338 as of Friday, May 31, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 963 issues advancing vs. 1,995 declining with 88 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.09. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao ( CBD), down 3.86, Delhaize Group ( DEG), down 2.64, Royal Caribbean Cruises ( RCL), down 1.76, Shaw Communications ( SJR), down 1.40 and Thomson Reuters Corporation ( TRI), down 1.19. Top gainers within the sector include Krispy Kreme Doughnuts ( KKD), up 16.6%, Liberty Media Corporation ( LMCA), up 14.0%, Guess ( GES), up 10.8%, Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation ( LGF), up 7.2% and Net Servicos De Comunicacao ( NETC), up 4.8%.

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

5. Copart ( CPRT) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Copart is down $1.58 (-4.3%) to $35.14 on heavy volume Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Copart exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 892,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.35-$37.00 after having opened the day at $35.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.72.

Copart, Inc. provides online auctions and vehicle remarketing services in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The company offers various services to process and sell vehicles over the Internet through its Virtual Bidding Second Generation Internet auction-style sales technology. Copart has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the specialty retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 25.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Copart a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Copart as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Copart Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Comcast ( CMCSK) is down $0.31 (-0.8%) to $39.13 on average volume Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Comcast exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.83-$39.38 after having opened the day at $39.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.44.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. Comcast has a market cap of $19.4 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Comcast a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Comcast as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Comcast Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Sirius XM Radio ( SIRI) is down $0.04 (-1.3%) to $3.52 on average volume Thus far, 20.6 million shares of Sirius XM Radio exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 45.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $3.51-$3.56 after having opened the day at $3.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.57.

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 $22.7 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 23.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Sirius XM Radio a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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 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 Sirius XM Radio Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Whole Foods Market ( WFM) is down $0.79 (-1.5%) to $52.38 on light volume Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Whole Foods Market exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.17-$53.11 after having opened the day at $53.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.17.

Whole Foods Market, Inc. owns and operates a chain of natural and organic foods supermarkets. The company offers produce, grocery, meat and poultry, seafood, bakery, prepared foods and catering, coffee and tea, nutritional supplements, and vitamins. Whole Foods Market has a market cap of $19.5 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 38.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 15.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Whole Foods Market a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Whole Foods Market as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Whole Foods Market Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Directv ( DTV) is down $0.54 (-0.9%) to $62.56 on light volume Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Directv exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.39-$63.18 after having opened the day at $62.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.10.

DIRECTV provides digital television entertainment in the United States and Latin America. The company engages in acquiring, promoting, selling, and distributing digital entertainment programming primarily through satellite to residential and commercial subscribers. Directv has a market cap of $35.4 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 26.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Directv a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Directv 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 and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Directv 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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