5 Stocks Pulling 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 58 points (0.4%) at 15,069 as of Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, 1:04 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,347 issues advancing vs. 659 declining with 81 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. A company within the sector that fell today was Visa ( V), up 0.7%. Top gainers within the sector include Urban Outfitters ( URBN), up 9.7%, TJX Companies ( TJX), up 6.3%, LATAM Airlines Group S.A ( LFL), up 4.7%, Netflix ( NFLX), up 3.3% and Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances ( ULTA), up 3.4%.

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

5. Royal Philips ( PHG) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Royal Philips is down $0.25 (-0.8%) to $31.89 on light volume. Thus far, 283,923 shares of Royal Philips exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 805,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.73-$32.03 after having opened the day at $31.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.14.

Koninklijke Philips N.V. engages in the healthcare, lighting, and consumer lifestyle businesses worldwide. Royal Philips has a market cap of $29.5 billion and is part of the consumer durables industry. Shares are up 21.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Royal Philips a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Philips as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Royal Philips Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Vipshop Holdings ( VIPS) is down $2.18 (-5.0%) to $41.03 on heavy volume. Thus far, 586,241 shares of Vipshop Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 671,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.30-$42.43 after having opened the day at $41.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.21.

Vipshop Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as an online discount retailer for various brands in the People's Republic of China. Vipshop Holdings has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 123.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Vipshop Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vipshop Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Vipshop Holdings Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Thomson Reuters Corporation ( TRI) is down $0.30 (-0.9%) to $33.91 on average volume. Thus far, 463,794 shares of Thomson Reuters Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.76-$34.29 after having opened the day at $34.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.20.

Thomson Reuters Corporation provides intelligent information for businesses and professionals worldwide. It sells electronic content and services to professionals, primarily on a subscription basis. Thomson Reuters Corporation has a market cap of $28.9 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 18.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Thomson Reuters Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Thomson Reuters Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and poor profit margins. Get the full Thomson Reuters Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Zillow ( Z) is down $3.26 (-3.9%) to $81.48 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.5 million shares of Zillow exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 722,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $79.99-$81.82 after having opened the day at $80.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.74.

Zillow, Inc. engages in the operation of a real estate and home-related information marketplace on mobile and the Web in the United States. Zillow has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the internet industry. Shares are up 205.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Zillow a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Zillow as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Zillow Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Dick's Sporting Goods ( DKS) is down $3.40 (-6.7%) to $47.19 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.2 million shares of Dick's Sporting Goods exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.88-$48.45 after having opened the day at $47.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.59.

Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. operates as a sports and fitness retailer primarily in the Eastern United States. The company provides hardlines, including sporting goods equipment, fitness equipment, golf equipment, and hunting and fishing gear products; apparel; and footwear products. Dick's Sporting Goods has a market cap of $5.0 billion and is part of the specialty retail industry. Shares are up 9.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Dick's Sporting Goods a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dick's Sporting Goods as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Dick's Sporting Goods 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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