UAL, MCK, CAH, DG And BBY, Pushing Services Sector Downward

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 31 points (0.2%) at 15,006 as of Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,611 issues advancing vs. 1,325 declining with 103 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL), down 3.1%, Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao ( CBD), down 2.6%, Southwest Airlines ( LUV), down 1.8%, Shaw Communications ( SJR), down 1.5% and Luxottica Group ( LUX), down 1.2%. Top gainers within the sector include Destination XL Group ( DXLG), up 74.1%, Genuine Parts Company ( GPC), up 4.0%, Kroger ( KR), up 3.9%, Charter Communications Inc Class A ( CHTR), up 2.3% and Kohl's ( KSS), up 2.3%.

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

5. United Continental Holdings ( UAL) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, United Continental Holdings is down $0.61 (-1.9%) to $31.93 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of United Continental Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.66-$32.64 after having opened the day at $32.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.54.

United Continental Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides passenger and cargo air transportation services. The company operates in six continents from its hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. United Continental Holdings has a market cap of $10.4 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 33.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate United Continental Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Continental Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full United Continental Holdings Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, McKesson ( MCK) is down $1.34 (-1.1%) to $114.84 on light volume. Thus far, 331,998 shares of McKesson exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $114.71-$116.08 after having opened the day at $115.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $116.18.

McKesson Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, delivers pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and health care information technologies to the healthcare industry primarily in the United States. It operates in two segments, McKesson Distribution Solutions and McKesson Technology Solutions. McKesson has a market cap of $26.2 billion and is part of the wholesale industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate McKesson a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates McKesson as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, 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 McKesson Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Cardinal Health ( CAH) is down $0.52 (-1.1%) to $47.06 on light volume. Thus far, 707,764 shares of Cardinal Health exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.95-$47.68 after having opened the day at $47.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.59.

Cardinal Health, Inc., a healthcare services company, provides pharmaceutical and medical products and services in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Pharmaceutical and Medical. Cardinal Health has a market cap of $16.1 billion and is part of the wholesale industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 14.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Cardinal Health a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cardinal Health as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Cardinal Health Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Dollar General Corporation ( DG) is down $0.51 (-1.0%) to $51.92 on light volume. Thus far, 953,362 shares of Dollar General Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.75-$52.43 after having opened the day at $52.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.43.

Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, engages in the provision of various merchandise products in the United States. Dollar General Corporation has a market cap of $16.5 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 14.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Dollar General Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dollar General 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 largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Dollar General Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Best Buy ( BBY) is down $1.04 (-3.5%) to $28.70 on average volume. Thus far, 3.5 million shares of Best Buy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.70-$29.72 after having opened the day at $29.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.74.

Best Buy Co., Inc. operates as a retailer of consumer electronics, computing and mobile phone products, entertainment products, appliances, and related services primarily in the United States, Europe, Canada, and China. Best Buy has a market cap of $9.3 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 151.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Best Buy a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Best Buy as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally high debt management risk. Get the full Best Buy 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).

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