4 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 156 points (1.0%) at 15,978 as of Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,203 issues advancing vs. 732 declining with 103 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances ( ULTA), down 21.5%, Big Lots ( BIG), down 13.5%, American Eagle Outfitters ( AEO), down 8.5%, J.C. Penney ( JCP), down 6.6% and Family Dollar Stores ( FDO), down 3.1%. Top gainers within the sector include LKQ Corporation ( LKQ), up 4.4%, MGM Resorts International ( MGM), up 2.8%, Verisk Analytics ( VRSK), up 2.7%, Lowe's Companies ( LOW), up 2.6% and Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS), up 2.0%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

4. Five Below ( FIVE) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Five Below is down $2.09 (-4.4%) to $45.66 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.9 million shares of Five Below exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 970,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.25-$46.71 after having opened the day at $45.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.75.

Five Below, Inc. operates as a specialty value retailer in the United States. The company offers various products priced at $5 and below. Five Below has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the specialty 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 55.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Five Below a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Five Below as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, notable return on equity and robust revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including premium valuation and poor profit margins. Get the full Five Below Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, CH Robinson Worldwide ( CHRW) is down $0.84 (-1.4%) to $57.43 on average volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of CH Robinson Worldwide exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.34-$58.48 after having opened the day at $58.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.27.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., a third-party logistics company, provides freight transportation services and logistics solutions to companies in various industries worldwide. CH Robinson Worldwide has a market cap of $8.8 billion and is part of the transportation industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 7.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate CH Robinson Worldwide a buy, 8 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CH Robinson Worldwide 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 and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full CH Robinson Worldwide Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT) is down $2.95 (-2.4%) to $119.24 on heavy volume. Thus far, 823,288 shares of Fleetcor Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 805,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $117.63-$120.21 after having opened the day at $119.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $122.19.

FleetCor Technologies, Inc. provides fuel cards and workforce payment products and services to businesses, commercial fleets, oil companies, petroleum marketers, and government entities in North America, Latin America, and Europe. Fleetcor Technologies has a market cap of $10.0 billion and is part of the diversified services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 127.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Fleetcor Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fleetcor Technologies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth 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 Fleetcor Technologies Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Netflix ( NFLX) is down $2.07 (-0.6%) to $355.99 on light volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Netflix exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $352.00-$361.33 after having opened the day at $361.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $358.06.

Netflix, Inc. provides Internet television network service that enables subscribers to stream TV shows and movies directly on TVs, computers, and mobile devices in the United States and internationally. Netflix has a market cap of $21.1 billion and is part of the specialty retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 299.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 284.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Netflix a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 16 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Netflix as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Netflix 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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