5 Stocks Pushing The Services Sector Lower

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 26 points (0.2%) at 15,572 as of Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,636 issues advancing vs. 1,285 declining with 117 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Allegiant Travel Company ( ALGT), down 12.1%, Penn National Gaming ( PENN), down 7.0%, Domino's Pizza ( DPZ), down 4.7%, Sears Holdings Corporation ( SHLD), down 3.4% and Ryanair Holdings ( RYAAY), down 2.5%. Top gainers within the sector include Wendy's ( WEN), up 10.8%, HSN ( HSNI), up 3.5%, Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao ( CBD), up 1.5%, Thomson Reuters Corporation ( TRI), up 1.1% and Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL), up 1.0%.

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

5. FedEx Corporation ( FDX) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, FedEx Corporation is down $0.68 (-0.6%) to $107.06 on light volume. Thus far, 958,500 shares of FedEx Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $106.64-$108.00 after having opened the day at $107.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $107.75.

FedEx Corporation provides transportation, e-commerce, and business services in the United States and internationally. It operates in four segments: FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, and FedEx Services. FedEx Corporation has a market cap of $34.2 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 17.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate FedEx Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates FedEx 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, reasonable valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full FedEx Corporation Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Starbucks Corporation ( SBUX) is down $1.04 (-1.5%) to $67.98 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 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 $67.93-$69.32 after having opened the day at $69.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.02.

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 $51.5 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 28.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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, notable return on equity 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 Starbucks Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOXA) is down $0.28 (-0.9%) to $30.59 on light volume. Thus far, 5.0 million shares of Twenty-First Century Fox exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 17.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.51-$30.98 after having opened the day at $30.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.87.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. operates as a diversified media company worldwide. Twenty-First Century Fox has a market cap of $46.5 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 20.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 18 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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2. As of noon trading, Visa ( V) is down $1.52 (-0.8%) to $189.70 on light volume. Thus far, 798,202 shares of Visa exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $188.73-$191.47 after having opened the day at $190.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $191.22.

Visa Inc., a payments technology company, engages in the operation of retail electronic payments network worldwide. It facilitates commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses, and government entities. Visa has a market cap of $98.4 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 26.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 21 analysts that rate Visa a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Visa 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Visa Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Netflix ( NFLX) is down $14.26 (-5.4%) to $247.70 on heavy volume. Thus far, 7.8 million shares of Netflix exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $246.20-$262.23 after having opened the day at $251.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $261.96.

Netflix, Inc. provides Internet television network service that enables subscribers to stream TV shows and movies directly on TVs, computers, and mobile devices in the United States and internationally. Netflix has a market cap of $14.9 billion and is part of the specialty retail industry. Shares are up 185.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Netflix a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 16 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Netflix as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, premium valuation and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Netflix 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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