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 4 points (0.0%) at 15,077 as of Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 933 issues advancing vs. 2,036 declining with 90 unchanged.

The Services sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Cencosud ( CNCO), down 2.6%, Staples ( SPLS), down 2.1%, Kohl's ( KSS), down 1.6%, Kroger ( KR), down 1.2% and Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOX), down 1.2%. Top gainers within the sector include Vipshop Holdings ( VIPS), up 11.4%, Dollar General Corporation ( DG), up 3.0%, Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL), up 1.8%, AutoZone ( AZO), up 1.4% and Visa ( V), up 1.2%.

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

5. Carnival Corporation ( CCL) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Carnival Corporation is down $0.37 (-1.0%) to $36.15 on average volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Carnival Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.06-$36.43 after having opened the day at $36.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.52.

Carnival Corporation operates as a cruise and vacation company worldwide. The company operates in two segments, North America; and Europe, Australia, and Asia. Carnival Corporation has a market cap of $21.7 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are down 0.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Carnival Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Carnival Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Carnival Corporation Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Delta Air Lines ( DAL) is down $0.49 (-2.5%) to $19.34 on light volume. Thus far, 3.7 million shares of Delta Air Lines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.29-$19.79 after having opened the day at $19.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.83.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo in the United States and internationally. Its route network is centered around a system of hub and international gateway airports in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Delta Air Lines has a market cap of $16.7 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 67.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Delta Air Lines a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Delta Air Lines 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 and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Delta Air Lines Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Sirius XM Radio ( SIRI) is down $0.04 (-1.1%) to $3.66 on light volume. Thus far, 17.1 million shares of Sirius XM Radio exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 55.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $3.65-$3.72 after having opened the day at $3.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.70.

Sirius XM Radio Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States and Canada. The company broadcasts music, sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic, and weather channels on subscription fee basis through two satellite radio systems. Sirius XM Radio has a market cap of $22.9 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 27.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Sirius XM Radio a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sirius XM Radio as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Sirius XM Radio Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Wal-Mart Stores ( WMT) is down $0.43 (-0.6%) to $73.68 on average volume. Thus far, 3.1 million shares of Wal-Mart Stores exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.21-$73.93 after having opened the day at $73.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.11.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. Wal-Mart Stores has a market cap of $243.8 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 8.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Wal-Mart Stores a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wal-Mart Stores as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Wal-Mart Stores Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOXA) is down $0.39 (-1.2%) to $31.58 on light volume. Thus far, 4.0 million shares of Twenty-First Century Fox exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 16.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.46-$32.10 after having opened the day at $32.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.97.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. operates as a diversified media company worldwide. Twenty-First Century Fox has a market cap of $48.3 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 25.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 19 analysts that rate Twenty-First Century Fox a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Twenty-First Century Fox as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Twenty-First Century Fox 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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