5 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Services Sector

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 41 points (-0.3%) at 15,444 as of Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 951 issues advancing vs. 1,969 declining with 95 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Net Servicos De Comunicacao ( NETC), down 4.9%, Avis Budget Group ( CAR), down 4.3%, Abercrombie & Fitch Company ( ANF), down 3.0%, J.C. Penney ( JCP), down 3.0% and Grupo Televisa S.A.B ( TV), down 2.4%. Top gainers within the sector include Bally Technologies ( BYI), up 7.4%, Rite Aid Corporation ( RAD), up 5.7%, LATAM Airlines Group S.A ( LFL), up 1.3%, CSX ( CSX), up 0.9% and Norfolk Southern Corporation ( NSC), up 0.7%.

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

5. AutoZone ( AZO) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, AutoZone is down $3.58 (-0.8%) to $434.42 on light volume. Thus far, 59,403 shares of AutoZone exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 251,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $434.42-$440.02 after having opened the day at $437.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $438.00.

AutoZone, Inc. engages in retailing and distributing automotive replacement parts and accessories. AutoZone has a market cap of $15.6 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 23.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate AutoZone a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AutoZone as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full AutoZone Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, McKesson ( MCK) is down $1.14 (-0.9%) to $118.37 on light volume. Thus far, 340,938 shares of McKesson exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $118.29-$119.56 after having opened the day at $119.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $119.51.

McKesson Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, delivers pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and health care information technologies to the healthcare industry primarily in the United States. It operates in two segments, McKesson Distribution Solutions and McKesson Technology Solutions. McKesson has a market cap of $27.1 billion and is part of the wholesale industry. Shares are up 22.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate McKesson a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates McKesson as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full McKesson Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Carnival Corporation ( CCL) is down $0.26 (-0.7%) to $35.78 on light volume. Thus far, 969,349 shares of Carnival Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.75-$36.03 after having opened the day at $35.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.04.

Carnival Corporation operates as a cruise and vacation company worldwide. The company operates in two segments, North America; and Europe, Australia, and Asia. Carnival Corporation has a market cap of $21.3 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are down 1.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Carnival Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Carnival Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Carnival Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Chipotle Mexican Grill ( CMG) is down $8.51 (-2.2%) to $375.68 on average volume. Thus far, 260,283 shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 451,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $374.44-$383.30 after having opened the day at $383.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $384.19.

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 29.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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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1. As of noon trading, Time Warner ( TWX) is down $0.38 (-0.6%) to $61.04 on light volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Time Warner exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.99-$61.88 after having opened the day at $61.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.42.

Time Warner Inc. operates as a media and entertainment company in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Networks, Film and TV Entertainment, and Publishing. The Networks segment consists of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Home Box Office, Inc. Time Warner has a market cap of $57.5 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 28.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 18 analysts that rate Time Warner a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Time Warner as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Time Warner Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 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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