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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4. As of noon trading, Mercadolibre ( MELI) is down $2.58 (-2.1%) to $120.48 on average volume. Thus far, 190,963 shares of Mercadolibre exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 483,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $119.00-$124.12 after having opened the day at $123.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $123.06.

MercadoLibre, Inc. hosts online commerce platforms in Latin America. Its services are designed to provide users with mechanisms for buying, selling, paying, collecting, generating leads, and comparing listings through e-commerce transactions. Mercadolibre has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the internet industry. Shares are up 56.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Mercadolibre a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mercadolibre 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 shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Mercadolibre Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Gap ( GPS) is down $0.24 (-0.6%) to $40.41 on average volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Gap exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.94-$40.82 after having opened the day at $40.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.65.

The Gap, Inc. operates as an apparel retail company. It offers apparel, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, children, and babies under the Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Piperlime, Athleta, and Intermix brands. Gap has a market cap of $19.1 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 31.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Gap a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Gap as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, increase in stock price during the past year and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Gap Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, GameStop ( GME) is down $1.61 (-3.1%) to $49.59 on light volume. Thus far, 888,208 shares of GameStop exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.46-$51.53 after having opened the day at $51.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.20.

GameStop Corp. operates as a video game retailer. GameStop has a market cap of $5.8 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 104.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate GameStop a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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

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1. As of noon trading, Delta Air Lines ( DAL) is down $0.33 (-1.6%) to $19.92 on average volume. Thus far, 7.3 million shares of Delta Air Lines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.75-$20.61 after having opened the day at $20.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.25.

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 $17.4 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 70.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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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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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