5 Stocks Pushing The Services Sector Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 49 points (0.3%) at 16,147 as of Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,869 issues advancing vs. 987 declining with 109 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Net 1 Ueps Technologies ( UEPS), down 29.0%, Renren ( RENN), down 10.9%, Cencosud ( CNCO), down 1.1% and United Continental Holdings ( UAL), down 1.0%. Top gainers within the sector include Sirius XM Radio ( SIRI), up 2.0%, Luxottica Group ( LUX), up 2.0%, Canadian Pacific Railway ( CP), up 1.8%, Shaw Communications ( SJR), up 1.7% and Genuine Parts Company ( GPC), up 1.6%.

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

5. 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 $0.94 (-2.0%) to $47.05 on light volume. Thus far, 180,360 shares of Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 503,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.03-$47.43 after having opened the day at $47.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.99.

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 $12.7 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 48.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates 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 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 and increase in stock price during the past year. 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 Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Sears Holdings Corporation ( SHLD) is down $1.34 (-2.1%) to $62.34 on average volume. Thus far, 425,334 shares of Sears Holdings Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.69-$64.99 after having opened the day at $64.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.68.

Sears Holdings Corporation operates as a specialty retailer in the United States and Canada. The company's Kmart segment operates stores that sell merchandise under Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer labels; and Sears brand products, such as Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard. Sears Holdings Corporation has a market cap of $6.8 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 54.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Sears Holdings Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sears Holdings Corporation as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Sears Holdings Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Southwest Airlines ( LUV) is down $0.31 (-1.6%) to $18.64 on light volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Southwest Airlines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.60-$18.96 after having opened the day at $18.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.95.

Southwest Airlines Co. operates passenger airlines that provide scheduled air transportation services in the United States. As of December 31, 2012, the company operated 694 aircraft, including 606 Boeing 737 aircraft and 88 Boeing 717 aircraft. Southwest Airlines has a market cap of $13.2 billion and is part of the transportation industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 85.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Southwest Airlines a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Southwest Airlines as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Southwest Airlines Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Whole Foods Market ( WFM) is down $0.47 (-0.8%) to $56.60 on light volume. Thus far, 680,593 shares of Whole Foods Market exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.33-$57.41 after having opened the day at $57.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.07.

Whole Foods Market, Inc. owns and operates a chain of natural and organic foods supermarkets. The company offers produce, grocery, meat and poultry, seafood, bakery, prepared foods and catering, coffee and tea, nutritional supplements, and vitamins. Whole Foods Market has a market cap of $21.2 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 38.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 25.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Whole Foods Market a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Whole Foods Market 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, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. 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 Whole Foods Market Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Delta Air Lines ( DAL) is down $0.32 (-1.1%) to $29.02 on light volume. Thus far, 3.7 million shares of Delta Air Lines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 17.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.90-$29.44 after having opened the day at $29.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.34.

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 $25.1 billion and is part of the transportation industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 147.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Delta Air Lines a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates 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 notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and revenue growth. 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 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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