5 Stocks Dragging In The Services Sector

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 76 points (0.5%) at 15,300 as of Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,101 issues advancing vs. 849 declining with 106 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL), down 2.0%, Ryanair Holdings ( RYAAY), down 1.1%, Cencosud ( CNCO), down 1.6% and Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOXA), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the sector include Alaska Air Group ( ALK), up 9.2%, FedEx Corporation ( FDX), up 7.2%, Grupo Televisa S.A.B ( TV), up 5.1%, Expeditors International of Washington ( EXPD), up 3.1% and CSX ( CSX), up 3.0%.

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

5. Allegiant Travel Company ( ALGT) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Allegiant Travel Company is down $6.21 (-5.8%) to $99.88 on heavy volume. Thus far, 171,079 shares of Allegiant Travel Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 100,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $99.55-$103.90 after having opened the day at $103.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $106.09.

Allegiant Travel Company, through its subsidiaries, operates as a leisure travel company in the United States. Allegiant Travel Company has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 45.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Allegiant Travel Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Allegiant Travel Company 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, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Allegiant Travel Company Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Dollar Tree Stores ( DLTR) is down $0.46 (-0.8%) to $52.80 on average volume. Thus far, 770,398 shares of Dollar Tree Stores exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.61-$53.78 after having opened the day at $53.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.26.

Dollar Tree, Inc. operates discount variety stores in the United States and Canada. Its stores offer merchandise at the fixed price of $1.00. Dollar Tree Stores has a market cap of $11.9 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 30.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Dollar Tree Stores a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dollar Tree Stores as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. 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 Dollar Tree Stores Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Charter Communications Inc Class A ( CHTR) is down $1.99 (-1.6%) to $125.85 on average volume. Thus far, 455,714 shares of Charter Communications Inc Class A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 920,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $125.67-$128.88 after having opened the day at $128.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $127.84.

Charter Communications, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides entertainment, information, and communications solutions to residential and commercial customers in the United States. Charter Communications Inc Class A has a market cap of $12.9 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 67.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Charter Communications Inc Class A a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Charter Communications Inc Class A as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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 Charter Communications Inc Class A Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Pandora Media ( P) is down $0.75 (-3.6%) to $19.77 on average volume. Thus far, 4.3 million shares of Pandora Media exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.48-$20.47 after having opened the day at $20.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.52.

Pandora Media, Inc. provides Internet radio services in the United States. The company allows listeners to create up to 100 personalized stations to access unlimited hours of free music and comedy, as well as offers Pandora One, a paid subscription service to listeners. Pandora Media has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 123.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Pandora Media a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Pandora Media as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, poor profit margins and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Pandora Media Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, DISH Network ( DISH) is down $0.68 (-1.6%) to $42.13 on light volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of DISH Network exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.97-$43.33 after having opened the day at $43.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.81.

DISH Network Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, offers direct broadcast satellite subscription television services in the United States. DISH Network has a market cap of $9.3 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 18.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate DISH Network a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates DISH Network as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, solid stock price performance 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 DISH Network 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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