LOW, KORS, MA, DAL And AMZN, Pushing Services Sector Downward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 112 points (-0.7%) at 15,897 as of Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 970 issues advancing vs. 1,886 declining with 143 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Krispy Kreme Doughnuts ( KKD), down 18.5%, Sears Holdings Corporation ( SHLD), down 4.2%, Canadian Pacific Railway ( CP), down 3.0%, Yum Brands ( YUM), down 2.7% and United Continental Holdings ( UAL), down 2.5%.

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

5. Lowe's Companies ( LOW) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Lowe's Companies is down $0.91 (-1.9%) to $45.92 on average volume. Thus far, 5.2 million shares of Lowe's Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.75-$46.55 after having opened the day at $45.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.83.

Lowe's Companies, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It offers products for maintenance, repair, remodeling, and home decorating. Lowe's Companies has a market cap of $49.9 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 31.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Lowe's Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lowe's Companies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, notable return on equity, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Lowe's Companies Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS) is down $1.24 (-1.5%) to $80.52 on light volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Michael Kors Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $80.40-$81.87 after having opened the day at $81.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.76.

Michael Kors Holdings Limited engages in the design, marketing, distribution, and retailing of branded women's apparel and accessories, and men's apparel. The company operates in three segments: Retail, Wholesale, and Licensing. Michael Kors Holdings has a market cap of $16.6 billion and is part of the specialty retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 59.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Michael Kors Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Michael Kors Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including premium valuation and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Michael Kors Holdings Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, MasterCard Incorporated ( MA) is down $4.11 (-0.5%) to $752.01 on light volume. Thus far, 175,719 shares of MasterCard Incorporated exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 535,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $747.25-$754.45 after having opened the day at $752.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $756.12.

MasterCard Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides transaction processing and other payment-related services in the United States and internationally. MasterCard Incorporated has a market cap of $88.1 billion and is part of the financial services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 53.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate MasterCard Incorporated a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates MasterCard Incorporated as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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 MasterCard Incorporated Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Delta Air Lines ( DAL) is down $0.63 (-2.2%) to $28.37 on average volume. Thus far, 7.1 million shares of Delta Air Lines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 17.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.05-$28.97 after having opened the day at $28.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.00.

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 $24.8 billion and is part of the transportation industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 144.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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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1. As of noon trading, Amazon.com ( AMZN) is down $8.01 (-2.0%) to $384.29 on average volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Amazon.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $383.16-$390.95 after having opened the day at $390.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $392.30.

Amazon.com, Inc. operates as an online retailer in North America and internationally. The company operates in two segments, North America and International. Amazon.com has a market cap of $180.2 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 1405.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 56.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 24 analysts that rate Amazon.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Amazon.com as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Amazon.com 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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