LKQ, DAL And EBAY, 3 Services Stocks Pushing The Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 71 points (0.4%) at 16,428 as of Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,679 issues advancing vs. 1,241 declining with 183 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Sirius XM Radio ( SIRI), down 0.8%, Directv ( DTV), down 0.6% and Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOXA), down 0.5%. Top gainers within the sector include Watsco ( WSO.B), up 25.9%, DryShips ( DRYS), up 10.1%, Avis Budget Group ( CAR), up 3.6%, ADT Corporation ( ADT), up 2.0% and Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao ( CBD), up 1.9%.

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

3. LKQ Corporation ( LKQ) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, LKQ Corporation is down $0.33 (-1.0%) to $33.03 on light volume. Thus far, 197,529 shares of LKQ Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.01-$33.51 after having opened the day at $33.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.36.

LKQ Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides replacement parts, components, and systems needed to repair vehicles, primarily cars and trucks in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, and Central America. LKQ Corporation has a market cap of $10.0 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 58.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate LKQ Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates LKQ Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations 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 LKQ Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Delta Air Lines ( DAL) is down $0.15 (-0.5%) to $27.69 on light volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of Delta Air Lines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.59-$27.91 after having opened the day at $27.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.84.

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 $23.8 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 134.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 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, eBay ( EBAY) is down $0.98 (-1.8%) to $54.19 on light volume. Thus far, 4.5 million shares of eBay exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.01-$54.81 after having opened the day at $54.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.17.

eBay Inc. provides online platforms, tools, and services to help individuals and merchants in online and mobile commerce and payments in the United States and internationally. eBay has a market cap of $71.4 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 8.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 24 analysts that rate eBay a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates eBay 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, reasonable valuation levels, growth in earnings per share and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full eBay 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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