5 Stocks Dragging The Services Sector Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 11 points (0.1%) at 15,533 as of Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,505 issues advancing vs. 1,392 declining with 116 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Spirit Airlines ( SAVE), down 7.9%, Discovery Communications ( DISCA), down 4.1%, Thomson Reuters Corporation ( TRI), down 3.5%, LATAM Airlines Group S.A ( LFL), down 3.6% and Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS), down 2.8%. Top gainers within the sector include Boyd Gaming Corporation ( BYD), up 17.9%, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company ( RRD), up 11.8%, DineEquity ( DIN), up 10.3%, Western Union Company ( WU), up 8.9% and Rockwell Automation ( ROK), up 5.5%.

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

5. DISH Network ( DISH) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, DISH Network is down $0.46 (-1.1%) to $43.16 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of DISH Network exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.85-$44.07 after having opened the day at $43.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.62.

DISH Network Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, offers direct broadcast satellite subscription television services in the United States. DISH Network has a market cap of $9.6 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 22.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate DISH Network a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates DISH Network as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, 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 DISH Network Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Charter Communications Inc Class A ( CHTR) is down $1.10 (-0.9%) to $124.59 on light volume. Thus far, 299,712 shares of Charter Communications Inc Class A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $124.51-$126.35 after having opened the day at $126.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $125.69.

Charter Communications, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides entertainment, information, and communications solutions to residential and commercial customers in the United States. Charter Communications Inc Class A has a market cap of $12.8 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 66.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Charter Communications Inc Class A a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Charter Communications Inc Class A as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Charter Communications Inc Class A Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Time Warner Cable ( TWC) is down $0.99 (-0.9%) to $114.24 on average volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Time Warner Cable exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $113.35-$115.93 after having opened the day at $115.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $115.23.

Time Warner Cable Inc., together with its subsidiaries, offers video, high-speed data, and voice services to residential and business service customers over its broadband cable systems in the United States. Time Warner Cable has a market cap of $34.0 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 18.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Time Warner Cable a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Time Warner Cable as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. 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 Time Warner Cable Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Walgreen Company ( WAG) is down $0.40 (-0.8%) to $50.22 on light volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Walgreen Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.21-$51.25 after having opened the day at $50.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.62.

Walgreen Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates a network of drugstores in the United States. It provides consumer goods and services, pharmacy, and health and wellness services through drugstores, as well as through mail, and by telephone and online. Walgreen Company has a market cap of $48.0 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 36.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Walgreen Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Walgreen Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Walgreen Company Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Netflix ( NFLX) is down $1.52 (-0.6%) to $243.44 on light volume. Thus far, 927,885 shares of Netflix exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $241.84-$247.91 after having opened the day at $245.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $244.96.

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 $14.5 billion and is part of the specialty retail industry. Shares are up 166.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Netflix a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 17 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 and generally higher debt management risk. 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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