CSX, CMG, WFM, UNP And TGT, 5 Services Stocks Pushing The Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 20 points (-0.1%) at 15,298 as of Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,604 issues advancing vs. 474 declining with 57 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.45 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.17. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Tetra Tech ( TTEK), down 13.09, Gannett ( GCI), down 4.21, Louisiana-Pacific ( LPX), down 4.04, Arrow Electronics ( ARW), down 2.10 and Directv ( DTV), down 1.07. Top gainers within the sector include Vantiv ( VNTV), up 2.7%, DISH Network ( DISH), up 2.7%, Delhaize Group ( DEG), up 2.5%, Mercadolibre ( MELI), up 2.4% and Netflix ( NFLX), up 2.3%.

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

5. CSX ( CSX) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, CSX is down $0.36 (-1.4%) to $24.93 on light volume Thus far, 2.2 million shares of CSX exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.89-$25.34 after having opened the day at $25.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.29.

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 $25.4 billion and is part of the transportation industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 28.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate CSX a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

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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4. As of noon trading, Chipotle Mexican Grill ( CMG) is down $4.52 (-1.2%) to $368.14 on light volume Thus far, 105,102 shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 491,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $367.91-$372.50 after having opened the day at $371.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $372.66.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. develops and operates fast casual and fresh Mexican food restaurants. Its restaurants primarily offer burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, and salads. As of June 3, 2013, the company operated 1,450 restaurants. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Chipotle Mexican Grill has a market cap of $11.4 billion and is part of the leisure industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 39.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 25.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Chipotle Mexican Grill a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chipotle Mexican Grill 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 has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Chipotle Mexican Grill Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Whole Foods Market ( WFM) is down $0.32 (-0.6%) to $52.41 on light volume Thus far, 664,527 shares of Whole Foods Market exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.20-$52.89 after having opened the day at $52.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.73.

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 $19.4 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 14.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 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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2. As of noon trading, Union Pacific ( UNP) is down $1.07 (-0.7%) to $156.88 on light volume Thus far, 454,005 shares of Union Pacific exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $156.55-$158.20 after having opened the day at $157.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $157.95.

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, provides rail transportation services in North America. Union Pacific has a market cap of $72.8 billion and is part of the transportation industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 25.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Union Pacific a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Union Pacific 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, increase in net income and notable return on equity. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Union Pacific Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Target ( TGT) is down $0.54 (-0.8%) to $69.62 on light volume Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Target exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $69.58-$70.33 after having opened the day at $70.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.16.

Target Corporation operates general merchandise stores in the United States. Target has a market cap of $44.8 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Target a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Target as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Target 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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