5 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Services Sector

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 47 points (-0.3%) at 15,521 as of Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 716 issues advancing vs. 2,228 declining with 95 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Panera Bread Company ( PNRA), down 8.6%, Rollins ( ROL), down 6.0%, Norfolk Southern Corporation ( NSC), down 3.6%, Canadian Pacific Railway ( CP), down 3.2% and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide ( HOT), down 2.8%. Top gainers within the sector include Lumber Liquidators Holdings ( LL), up 7.8%, Arrow Electronics ( ARW), up 5.0%, Total System Services ( TSS), up 4.8%, United Continental Holdings ( UAL), up 4.2% and Net Servicos De Comunicacao ( NETC), up 4.4%.

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

5. CSX ( CSX) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, CSX is down $0.42 (-1.7%) to $24.85 on average volume. Thus far, 3.5 million shares of CSX exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.75-$25.36 after having opened the day at $25.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.27.

CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides rail-based transportation services. It offers traditional rail services, and transports intermodal containers and trailers. CSX has a market cap of $25.8 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 28.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate CSX a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CSX as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full CSX Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Directv ( DTV) is down $0.88 (-1.4%) to $63.72 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Directv exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.65-$65.01 after having opened the day at $64.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.60.

DIRECTV provides digital television entertainment in the United States and Latin America. The company engages in acquiring, promoting, selling, and distributing digital entertainment programming primarily through satellite to residential and commercial subscribers. Directv has a market cap of $36.5 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 30.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Directv a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Directv as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share 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 Directv Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Union Pacific ( UNP) is down $2.06 (-1.3%) to $159.60 on average volume. Thus far, 778,506 shares of Union Pacific exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $159.58-$162.22 after having opened the day at $161.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $161.66.

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, provides rail transportation services in North America. Union Pacific has a market cap of $75.7 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 29.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Union Pacific a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Union Pacific 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, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Union Pacific Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, CVS Caremark ( CVS) is down $0.36 (-0.6%) to $61.52 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of CVS Caremark exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.38-$62.01 after having opened the day at $61.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.89.

CVS Caremark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated pharmacy health care services in the United States. CVS Caremark has a market cap of $75.7 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 27.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate CVS Caremark a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CVS Caremark 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, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full CVS Caremark Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Las Vegas Sands ( LVS) is down $0.50 (-0.9%) to $55.21 on average volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Las Vegas Sands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.96-$56.20 after having opened the day at $56.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.71.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. Las Vegas Sands has a market cap of $46.3 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 21.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Las Vegas Sands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Las Vegas Sands as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Las Vegas Sands 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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