3 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 15 points (0.1%) at 16,035 as of Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,480 issues advancing vs. 1,397 declining with 175 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Restoration Hardware Holdings ( RH), down 4.4%, Sears Holdings Corporation ( SHLD), down 2.4%, Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances ( ULTA), down 2.4%, L Brands ( LTD), down 1.4% and Whole Foods Market ( WFM), down 0.9%. Top gainers within the sector include Sysco Corporation ( SYY), up 11.9%, Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL), up 3.4%, Grupo Televisa S.A.B ( TV), up 2.5%, MGM Resorts International ( MGM), up 2.5% and CarMax ( KMX), up 1.6%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

3. Royal Philips ( PHG) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Royal Philips is down $0.50 (-1.4%) to $34.72 on light volume. Thus far, 157,809 shares of Royal Philips exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 550,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.67-$34.92 after having opened the day at $34.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.22.

Koninklijke Philips N.V. engages in the healthcare, lighting, and consumer lifestyle businesses worldwide. Royal Philips has a market cap of $31.5 billion and is part of the consumer durables industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 93.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 29.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Royal Philips a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Philips as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Royal Philips Ratings Report now.

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