5 Stocks Dragging 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 20 points (0.1%) at 14,984 as of Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,794 issues advancing vs. 1,149 declining with 104 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Aeropostale ( ARO), down 21.1%, Pandora Media ( P), down 12.3%, Hibbett Sports ( HIBB), down 9.5%, Lumber Liquidators Holdings ( LL), down 3.1% and American Eagle Outfitters ( AEO), down 2.7%. Top gainers within the sector include Net 1 Ueps Technologies ( UEPS), up 43.5%, Wesco Aircraft Holdings ( WAIR), up 4.0%, Zillow ( Z), up 3.6%, Netflix ( NFLX), up 2.7% and Omnicare ( OCR), up 2.4%.

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

5. Chipotle Mexican Grill ( CMG) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Chipotle Mexican Grill is down $2.62 (-0.6%) to $404.43 on light volume. Thus far, 95,332 shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 379,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $401.88-$406.17 after having opened the day at $403.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $407.05.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. develops and operates fast casual and fresh Mexican food restaurants. Its restaurants primarily offer burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, and salads. As of June 3, 2013, the company operated 1,450 restaurants. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Chipotle Mexican Grill has a market cap of $12.4 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 35.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Chipotle Mexican Grill a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chipotle Mexican Grill as a buy. 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, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Chipotle Mexican Grill Ratings Report now.

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