5 Services Stocks Dragging The Sector Down

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 24 points (-0.2%) at 15,303 as of Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 960 issues advancing vs. 1,922 declining with 143 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Men's Wearhouse ( MW), down 12.6%, L Brands ( LTD), down 2.4%, Grupo Televisa S.A.B ( TV), down 2.2%, United Continental Holdings ( UAL), down 2.2% and Shaw Communications ( SJR), down 2.0%. Top gainers within the sector include Wendy's ( WEN), up 3.9%, Sears Holdings Corporation ( SHLD), up 3.6%, MasterCard Incorporated ( MA), up 1.6%, Cardinal Health ( CAH), up 1.2% and Liberty Global ( LBTYA), up 0.8%.

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

5. MGM Resorts International ( MGM) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, MGM Resorts International is down $0.30 (-1.6%) to $18.80 on average volume. Thus far, 4.1 million shares of MGM Resorts International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.70-$19.22 after having opened the day at $19.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.10.

MGM Resorts International, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns and/or operates casino resorts. The company operates in two segments, Wholly Owned Domestic Resorts and MGM China. Its resorts offer gaming, hotel, convention, dining, entertainment, retail, and other resort amenities. MGM Resorts International has a market cap of $9.3 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 63.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate MGM Resorts International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates MGM Resorts International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full MGM Resorts International Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Dollar General Corporation ( DG) is down $0.49 (-0.8%) to $56.87 on light volume. Thus far, 438,704 shares of Dollar General Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.78-$57.50 after having opened the day at $57.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.36.

Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, engages in the provision of various merchandise products in the United States. Dollar General Corporation has a market cap of $18.6 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 30.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Dollar General Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dollar General Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Dollar General Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, CSX ( CSX) is down $0.51 (-1.9%) to $25.66 on average volume. Thus far, 3.2 million shares of CSX exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.62-$26.12 after having opened the day at $26.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.17.

CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides rail-based transportation services. It offers traditional rail services, and transports intermodal containers and trailers. CSX has a market cap of $26.6 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 32.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate CSX a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CSX as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full CSX Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Wynn Resorts ( WYNN) is down $1.71 (-1.1%) to $149.16 on light volume. Thus far, 281,771 shares of Wynn Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $148.74-$151.25 after having opened the day at $151.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $150.87.

Wynn Resorts, Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, ownership, and operation of destination casino resorts. Wynn Resorts has a market cap of $15.1 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 32.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Wynn Resorts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wynn Resorts as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Wynn Resorts Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, FedEx Corporation ( FDX) is down $1.93 (-1.8%) to $108.32 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of FedEx Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $107.74-$110.12 after having opened the day at $110.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $110.25.

FedEx Corporation provides transportation, e-commerce, and business services in the United States and internationally. It operates in four segments: FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, and FedEx Services. FedEx Corporation has a market cap of $35.0 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 20.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate FedEx Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates FedEx Corporation 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, reasonable valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full FedEx Corporation 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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