5 Stocks Pushing The Services Sector Lower

Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 19 points (-0.1%) at 15,282 as of Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,222 issues advancing vs. 1,685 declining with 126 unchanged.

The Services sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Pandora Media ( P), down 6.3%, Portfolio Recovery Associates ( PRAA), down 5.0%, Grupo Televisa S.A.B ( TV), down 3.0%, Netflix ( NFLX), down 2.5% and News Corporation ( NWS), down 2.4%. Top gainers within the sector include Family Dollar Stores ( FDO), up 6.2%, Ctrip.com International ( CTRP), up 6.3%, Golar LNG ( GLNG), up 4.5%, Alaska Air Group ( ALK), up 2.7% and Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL), up 2.3%.

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

5. Chipotle Mexican Grill ( CMG) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Chipotle Mexican Grill is down $5.98 (-1.6%) to $380.35 on average volume. Thus far, 172,705 shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 460,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $379.88-$385.74 after having opened the day at $384.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $386.33.

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 $11.9 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 29.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Chipotle Mexican Grill a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 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 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 Chipotle Mexican Grill Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Whole Foods Market ( WFM) is down $0.32 (-0.6%) to $54.39 on light volume. Thus far, 737,461 shares of Whole Foods Market exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.10-$54.73 after having opened the day at $54.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.71.

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 $20.0 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 18.1% 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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3. As of noon trading, Best Buy ( BBY) is down $1.56 (-5.2%) to $28.17 on heavy volume. Thus far, 7.0 million shares of Best Buy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.03-$29.53 after having opened the day at $29.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.73.

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 $10.2 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 150.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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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2. As of noon trading, Sirius XM Radio ( SIRI) is down $0.04 (-1.0%) to $3.56 on light volume. Thus far, 21.7 million shares of Sirius XM Radio exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 58.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $3.54-$3.62 after having opened the day at $3.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.60.

Sirius XM Radio Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States and Canada. The company broadcasts music, sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic, and weather channels on subscription fee basis through two satellite radio systems. Sirius XM Radio has a market cap of $22.2 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 24.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Sirius XM Radio a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sirius XM Radio as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Sirius XM Radio Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Starbucks Corporation ( SBUX) is down $0.44 (-0.7%) to $67.69 on average volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Starbucks Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $67.45-$68.09 after having opened the day at $67.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $68.13.

Starbucks Corporation operates as a roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffee worldwide. As of September 30, 2012, the company operated 9,405 company-operated stores and 8,661 licensed stores. Starbucks Corporation has a market cap of $51.1 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 27.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Starbucks Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Starbucks 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, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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 Starbucks Corporation 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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