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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