5 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Services Sector

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 90 points (-0.6%) at 15,522 as of Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 580 issues advancing vs. 2,389 declining with 97 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include American Eagle Outfitters ( AEO), down 15.4%, AECOM Technology Corporation ( ACM), down 13.7%, Tidewater ( TDW), down 9.5%, Foot Locker ( FL), down 6.6% and United Continental Holdings ( UAL), down 3.4%. Top gainers within the sector include Expeditors International of Washington ( EXPD), up 2.8%, MGM Resorts International ( MGM), up 2.8%, Luxottica Group ( LUX), up 1.8%, Moody's Corporation ( MCO), up 1.7% and MasterCard Incorporated ( MA), up 1.3%.

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

5. Walgreen Company ( WAG) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Walgreen Company is down $0.47 (-0.9%) to $50.49 on light volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Walgreen Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.09-$50.98 after having opened the day at $50.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.96.

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 $48.2 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 37.7% 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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