4 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 down 10 points (-0.1%) at 15,618 as of Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,354 issues advancing vs. 1,554 declining with 118 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 Ctrip.com International ( CTRP), down 3.5%, Time Warner Cable ( TWC), down 2.2%, MGM Resorts International ( MGM), down 1.9%, CH Robinson Worldwide ( CHRW), down 1.6% and Netflix ( NFLX), down 1.2%. Top gainers within the sector include Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT), up 7.5%, Mercadolibre ( MELI), up 6.8%, Brinker International ( EAT), up 6.4%, Charter Communications Inc Class A ( CHTR), up 3.6% and Burger King Worldwide ( BKW), up 3.2%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

4. Weight Watchers International ( WTW) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Weight Watchers International is down $8.62 (-18.3%) to $38.41 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.7 million shares of Weight Watchers International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 430,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.25-$40.00 after having opened the day at $39.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.03.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. provides weight management services in North America, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and internationally. It offers a range of products and services comprising nutritional, exercise, and behavioral tools and approaches. Weight Watchers International has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the diversified services industry. Shares are down 9.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Weight Watchers International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Weight Watchers International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Weight Watchers International Ratings Report now.

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