5 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Services Sector

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 92 points (0.6%) at 15,993 as of Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,118 issues advancing vs. 784 declining with 108 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Liquidity Service ( LQDT), down 19.9%, Air Lease ( AL), down 5.1%, Target ( TGT), down 3.4%, Cencosud ( CNCO), down 1.3% and Directv ( DTV), down 0.8%. Top gainers within the sector include Williams-Sonoma ( WSM), up 6.3%, Mercadolibre ( MELI), up 4.3%, Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL), up 2.9%, LKQ Corporation ( LKQ), up 2.7% and Staples ( SPLS), up 2.6%.

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

5. Trinity Industries ( TRN) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Trinity Industries is down $3.17 (-5.9%) to $50.36 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Trinity Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.05-$51.88 after having opened the day at $51.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.53.

Trinity Industries, Inc. provides products and services to the industrial, energy, transportation, and construction sectors primarily in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Sweden. Trinity Industries has a market cap of $4.1 billion and is part of the transportation industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 48.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Trinity Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Trinity Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Trinity Industries Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Dollar Tree Stores ( DLTR) is down $3.23 (-5.5%) to $55.69 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.0 million shares of Dollar Tree Stores exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.15-$56.44 after having opened the day at $55.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.92.

Dollar Tree, Inc. operates discount variety stores in the United States and Canada. Its stores offer merchandise at the fixed price of $1.00. Dollar Tree Stores has a market cap of $13.2 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 45.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Dollar Tree Stores a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dollar Tree Stores as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Dollar Tree Stores Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, GameStop ( GME) is down $3.49 (-6.7%) to $48.95 on heavy volume. Thus far, 8.4 million shares of GameStop exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.66-$50.25 after having opened the day at $50.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.44.

GameStop Corp. operates as a video game retailer. GameStop has a market cap of $6.2 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 112.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate GameStop a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 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, good cash flow from operations 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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2. As of noon trading, Ross Stores ( ROST) is down $0.71 (-0.9%) to $80.61 on average volume. Thus far, 558,727 shares of Ross Stores exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $80.33-$81.55 after having opened the day at $81.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.32.

Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd's DISCOUNTS brand names in the United States. It primarily offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions for the entire family. Ross Stores has a market cap of $17.5 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 49.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Ross Stores a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ross Stores 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, revenue growth, notable return on equity and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Ross Stores Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Dollar General Corporation ( DG) is down $0.60 (-1.0%) to $57.73 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Dollar General Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.89-$58.05 after having opened the day at $56.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.33.

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 $19.0 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 33.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 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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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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