5 Stocks Pulling The Services Sector Downward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 32 points (-0.2%) at 15,645 as of Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,343 issues advancing vs. 1,599 declining with 112 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Pier 1 Imports ( PIR), down 11.3%, Cencosud ( CNCO), down 3.5%, Sears Holdings Corporation ( SHLD), down 2.5%, Walt Disney ( DIS), down 2.0% and Staples ( SPLS), down 1.9%. Top gainers within the sector include Rite Aid Corporation ( RAD), up 19.1%, DryShips ( DRYS), up 11.6%, Vipshop Holdings ( VIPS), up 10.0%, Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS), up 3.7% and Interpublic Group of Cos ( IPG), up 2.1%.

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

5. Grupo Televisa S.A.B ( TV) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Grupo Televisa S.A.B is down $0.38 (-1.3%) to $28.78 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Grupo Televisa S.A.B exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.74-$29.26 after having opened the day at $29.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.16.

Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. operates as a media company. Grupo Televisa S.A.B has a market cap of $16.3 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 6.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Grupo Televisa S.A.B a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Grupo Televisa S.A.B as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Grupo Televisa S.A.B Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Sysco Corporation ( SYY) is down $0.66 (-2.0%) to $32.73 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.2 million shares of Sysco Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.60-$33.28 after having opened the day at $33.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.39.

Sysco Corporation, through its subsidiaries, markets and distributes a range of food and related products primarily to the foodservice or food-away-from-home industry. Sysco Corporation has a market cap of $19.5 billion and is part of the wholesale industry. Shares are up 4.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Sysco Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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

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3. As of noon trading, L Brands ( LTD) is down $0.52 (-0.9%) to $60.50 on light volume. Thus far, 445,530 shares of L Brands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.28-$61.14 after having opened the day at $61.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.02.

L Brands, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of women's intimate and other apparel, beauty and personal care products, and accessories. L Brands has a market cap of $17.4 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 27.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate L Brands a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates L Brands as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full L Brands Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Starbucks Corporation ( SBUX) is down $0.69 (-0.9%) to $76.64 on average volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Starbucks Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.51-$77.84 after having opened the day at $77.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.33.

Starbucks Corporation operates as a roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffee worldwide. As of September 30, 2012, the company operated 9,405 company-operated stores and 8,661 licensed stores. Starbucks Corporation has a market cap of $57.1 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 44.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Starbucks Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Starbucks 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, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Starbucks Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, McDonald's Corporation ( MCD) is down $0.95 (-1.0%) to $97.75 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.1 million shares of McDonald's Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $97.00-$98.51 after having opened the day at $98.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $98.70.

McDonald's Corporation franchises and operates McDonald's restaurants in the United States, Europe, the Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, and Latin America. Its restaurants offer various food items, soft drinks, coffee, and other beverages, as well as breakfast menus. McDonald's Corporation has a market cap of $97.9 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 11.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate McDonald's Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates McDonald's 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 stock price during the past year, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full McDonald's 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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