5 Stocks Dragging The Services Sector Downward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 39 points (-0.2%) at 16,431 as of Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,317 issues advancing vs. 1,618 declining with 151 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Whole Foods Market ( WFM), down 3.6%, eBay ( EBAY), down 3.0%, Omnicom Group ( OMC), down 2.2%, Netflix ( NFLX), down 1.8% and Canadian Pacific Railway ( CP), down 1.8%. Top gainers within the sector include Pandora Media ( P), up 9.7%, Sirius XM Radio ( SIRI), up 6.6%, Tyco International ( TYC), up 1.3%, Liberty Global ( LBTYA), up 0.9% and Royal Philips ( PHG), up 0.9%.

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

5. Union Pacific ( UNP) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Union Pacific is down $1.69 (-1.0%) to $165.16 on light volume. Thus far, 430,671 shares of Union Pacific exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $164.97-$167.61 after having opened the day at $167.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $166.85.

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, provides rail transportation services in North America. Union Pacific has a market cap of $77.0 billion and is part of the transportation industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Union Pacific a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Union Pacific as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Union Pacific Ratings Report now.

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