5 Services Stocks Dragging The Sector Down

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 14 points (0.1%) at 14,951 as of Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,968 issues advancing vs. 907 declining with 132 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Conn's ( CONN), down 11.5%, Zillow ( Z), down 4.0%, Macy's ( M), down 1.5%, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), down 0.9% and Sirius XM Radio ( SIRI), down 0.9%. Top gainers within the sector include Infoblox ( BLOX), up 15.6%, Grupo Televisa S.A.B ( TV), up 4.7%, Expedia ( EXPE), up 3.7%, Moody's Corporation ( MCO), up 3.4% and LATAM Airlines Group S.A ( LFL), up 3.4%.

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

5. UTi Worldwide ( UTIW) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, UTi Worldwide is down $1.23 (-7.2%) to $15.82 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of UTi Worldwide exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 634,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.44-$16.50 after having opened the day at $16.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.05.

UTi Worldwide Inc. provides supply chain services and solutions worldwide. It operates in two segments, Freight Forwarding and Contract Logistics and Distribution. UTi Worldwide has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 27.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate UTi Worldwide a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates UTi Worldwide as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its 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 UTi Worldwide Ratings Report now.

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