CBD, KSS And NFLX, Pushing Services Sector Downward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 93 points (0.6%) at 15,285 as of Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,438 issues advancing vs. 1,461 declining with 119 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Sears Holdings Corporation ( SHLD), down 3.0%, United Continental Holdings ( UAL), down 2.2%, Royal Philips ( PHG), down 1.0%, Delta Air Lines ( DAL), down 0.9% and Macy's ( M), down 0.8%. Top gainers within the sector include Synnex Corporation ( SNX), up 21.2%, Pandora Media ( P), up 4.4%, Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT), up 3.2%, Computer Sciences Corporation ( CSC), up 3.1% and Marriott International ( MAR), up 3.0%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

3. Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao ( CBD) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao is down $0.92 (-2.1%) to $42.95 on light volume. Thus far, 137,208 shares of Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 665,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.77-$43.55 after having opened the day at $43.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.87.

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuic o engages in the retail of food and non-food products to individual consumers through its chain of hypermarkets, supermarkets, specialized and department stores, and e-commerce. Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao has a market cap of $11.4 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 1.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Kohl's ( KSS) is down $0.64 (-1.2%) to $51.70 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Kohl's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.46-$52.61 after having opened the day at $52.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.34.

Kohl's Corporation operates family-oriented, specialty department stores. The Company's stores sell moderately priced apparel, shoes, accessories and home products targeted to middle-income customers shopping for their families and homes. Kohl's has a market cap of $11.4 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 22.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Kohl's a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kohl's as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Kohl's Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Netflix ( NFLX) is down $6.21 (-2.0%) to $306.85 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.1 million shares of Netflix exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $303.88-$314.18 after having opened the day at $313.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $313.06.

Netflix, Inc. provides Internet television network service that enables subscribers to stream TV shows and movies directly on TVs, computers, and mobile devices in the United States and internationally. Netflix has a market cap of $17.3 billion and is part of the specialty retail industry. Shares are up 217.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Netflix a buy, 5 analysts rate it a sell, and 17 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Netflix as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, premium valuation and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Netflix 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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