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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