BKW, RYAAY, FRAN, CAB And BBBY, Pushing Services Sector Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 108 points (0.7%) at 14,942 as of Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,111 issues advancing vs. 816 declining with 96 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Delhaize Group ( DEG), down 7.0%, SAIC ( SAI), down 5.2%, H&R Block ( HRB), down 2.1% and Luxottica Group ( LUX), down 1.8%. Top gainers within the sector include Dollar General Corporation ( DG), up 6.3%, Dollar Tree Stores ( DLTR), up 3.2%, MGM Resorts International ( MGM), up 2.9%, Royal Philips ( PHG), up 3.0% and CSX ( CSX), up 2.2%.

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

5. Burger King Worldwide ( BKW) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Burger King Worldwide is down $0.47 (-2.4%) to $19.10 on light volume. Thus far, 222,101 shares of Burger King Worldwide exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 677,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.09-$19.49 after having opened the day at $19.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.57.

Burger King Worldwide, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates and franchises fast food hamburger restaurants, primarily under the Burger King brand worldwide. Burger King Worldwide has a market cap of $6.9 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 19.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Burger King Worldwide a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Burger King Worldwide as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full Burger King Worldwide Ratings Report now.

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