MGM, WYNN, LVS, FOXA And CMCSA, 5 Services Stocks Pushing The Sector Lower

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 14 points (0.1%) at 16,456 as of Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,718 issues advancing vs. 1,181 declining with 172 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Ctrip.com International ( CTRP), down 6.4%, Synnex Corporation ( SNX), down 3.9%, AerCap Holdings N.V ( AER), down 3.2%, GNC Holdings ( GNC), down 3.1% and Sears Holdings Corporation ( SHLD), down 1.9%. Top gainers within the sector include Rite Aid Corporation ( RAD), up 7.6%, Team Health Holdings ( TMH), up 3.9%, Advance Auto Parts ( AAP), up 3.5%, United Continental Holdings ( UAL), up 3.3% and Caesars Entertainment ( CZR), up 3.2%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

5. MGM Resorts International ( MGM) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, MGM Resorts International is down $0.19 (-0.8%) to $23.53 on light volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of MGM Resorts International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.36-$23.89 after having opened the day at $23.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.72.

MGM Resorts International, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns and/or operates casino resorts. The company operates in two segments, Wholly Owned Domestic Resorts and MGM China. Its resorts offer gaming, hotel, convention, dining, entertainment, retail, and other resort amenities. MGM Resorts International has a market cap of $11.5 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 0.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate MGM Resorts International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates MGM Resorts International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full MGM Resorts International Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Wynn Resorts ( WYNN) is down $1.11 (-0.6%) to $196.83 on average volume. Thus far, 542,034 shares of Wynn Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $196.17-$198.75 after having opened the day at $198.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $197.94.

Wynn Resorts, Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, ownership, and operation of destination casino resorts. Wynn Resorts has a market cap of $19.6 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 1.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Wynn Resorts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wynn Resorts as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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 Wynn Resorts Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Las Vegas Sands ( LVS) is down $1.00 (-1.3%) to $78.58 on average volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Las Vegas Sands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $78.53-$79.67 after having opened the day at $79.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $79.58.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. Las Vegas Sands has a market cap of $64.6 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 0.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Las Vegas Sands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Las Vegas Sands as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Las Vegas Sands Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOXA) is down $0.37 (-1.0%) to $35.26 on light volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Twenty-First Century Fox exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.26-$35.75 after having opened the day at $35.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.63.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. operates as a diversified media and entertainment company worldwide. Twenty-First Century Fox has a market cap of $52.2 billion and is part of the media industry. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Twenty-First Century Fox a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Twenty-First Century Fox as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Twenty-First Century Fox Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Comcast ( CMCSA) is down $0.42 (-0.8%) to $51.03 on light volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Comcast exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.02-$51.71 after having opened the day at $51.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.45.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. Comcast has a market cap of $111.0 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are unchanged year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 21 analysts that rate Comcast a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Comcast as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Comcast 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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