5 Stocks Dragging The Services Sector Downward

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 18 points (0.1%) at 15,482 as of Monday, July 15, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,893 issues advancing vs. 1,042 declining with 108 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS), down 2.2%, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), down 1.5%, SBA Communications ( SBAC), down 1.1%, Amazon.com ( AMZN), down 0.8% and Ryanair Holdings ( RYAAY), down 0.8%. Top gainers within the sector include DISH Network ( DISH), up 4.0%, Tiffany ( TIF), up 3.6%, MGM Resorts International ( MGM), up 3.1%, CH Robinson Worldwide ( CHRW), up 2.7% and Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao ( CBD), up 2.2%.

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

5. News Corporation ( NWS) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, News Corporation is down $0.36 (-2.4%) to $14.62 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.0 million shares of News Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.52-$15.08 after having opened the day at $15.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.99.

News Corporation operates as a diversified media company worldwide. News Corporation has a market cap of $5.8 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are unchanged year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts that rate News Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates News Corporation 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, attractive valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full News Corporation Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Mercadolibre ( MELI) is down $4.02 (-3.5%) to $109.37 on heavy volume. Thus far, 501,443 shares of Mercadolibre exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 586,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $107.75-$110.89 after having opened the day at $109.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $113.39.

MercadoLibre, Inc. hosts online commerce platforms in Latin America. Its services are designed to provide users with mechanisms for buying, selling, paying, collecting, generating leads, and comparing listings through e-commerce transactions. Mercadolibre has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the internet industry. Shares are up 41.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Mercadolibre a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mercadolibre as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, 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 Mercadolibre Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Dollar Tree Stores ( DLTR) is down $0.49 (-0.9%) to $53.47 on light volume. Thus far, 501,249 shares of Dollar Tree Stores exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.42-$54.10 after having opened the day at $53.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.96.

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 $12.1 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 33.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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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2. As of noon trading, Walt Disney ( DIS) is down $0.93 (-1.4%) to $66.05 on average volume. Thus far, 3.1 million shares of Walt Disney exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $66.04-$67.36 after having opened the day at $67.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.98.

The Walt Disney Company operates as an entertainment company worldwide. Its Media Networks segment engages in broadcast television network, television production and distribution, television stations, broadcast radio networks and stations, and publishing and digital operations. Walt Disney has a market cap of $119.9 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 33.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Walt Disney a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Walt Disney as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Walt Disney Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOXA) is down $0.18 (-0.6%) to $30.01 on light volume. Thus far, 5.9 million shares of Twenty-First Century Fox exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 18.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.90-$30.34 after having opened the day at $30.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.19.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. operates as a diversified media company worldwide. Twenty-First Century Fox has a market cap of $45.4 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 17.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 19 analysts that rate Twenty-First Century Fox a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Twenty-First Century Fox 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, attractive valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Twenty-First Century Fox 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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