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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