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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