3 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Services Sector

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 123 points (0.8%) at 15,622 as of Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, 12:44 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,947 issues advancing vs. 1,011 declining with 90 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 1.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.0%. Top gainers within the sector include Ctrip.com International ( CTRP), up 18.3%, Zillow ( Z), up 15.2%, LKQ Corporation ( LKQ), up 10.8%, MasterCard Incorporated ( MA), up 4.8% and J.B. Hunt Transport Services ( JBHT), up 4.1%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

3. Sally Beauty Holdings ( SBH) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Sally Beauty Holdings is down $3.18 (-10.4%) to $27.33 on heavy volume. Thus far, 8.0 million shares of Sally Beauty Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.02-$29.24 after having opened the day at $28.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.51.

Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the distribution and retail of professional beauty supplies primarily in North America, South America, and Europe. The company operates in two segments, Sally Beauty Supply and Beauty Systems Group. Sally Beauty Holdings has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the specialty retail industry. Shares are up 29.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Sally Beauty Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sally Beauty Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share 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 Sally Beauty Holdings Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ) is down $1.04 (-4.1%) to $24.57 on heavy volume. Thus far, 11.5 million shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.33-$25.14 after having opened the day at $24.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.61.

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the car and equipment rental businesses worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Car Rental and Equipment Rental. Hertz Global Holdings has a market cap of $10.0 billion and is part of the diversified services industry. Shares are up 57.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Hertz Global Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hertz Global Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. 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 Hertz Global Holdings Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Directv ( DTV) is down $1.59 (-2.5%) to $61.69 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.0 million shares of Directv exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.80-$62.24 after having opened the day at $60.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.28.

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 $35.0 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 24.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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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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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