3 Stocks Pushing The Services Sector Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 127 points (0.8%) at 15,307 as of Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,604 issues advancing vs. 474 declining with 57 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. Top gainers within the sector include United Rentals ( URI), up 5.2%, Tim Hortons ( THI), up 3.6%, Sirius XM Radio ( SIRI), up 2.8%, Liberty Media Corporation ( LMCA), up 2.8% and Directv ( DTV), up 2.4%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

3. John Wiley & Sons ( JW.A) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, John Wiley & Sons is down $2.67 (-6.4%) to $38.78 on heavy volume Thus far, 544,970 shares of John Wiley & Sons exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 238,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.42-$40.97 after having opened the day at $40.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.45.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. provides content and content-enabled digital services to customers worldwide. John Wiley & Sons has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates John Wiley & Sons as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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 John Wiley & Sons Ratings Report now.

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