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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