FIVE, SHLD, TIF, DLTR And DG, Pushing Services Sector Downward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 65 points (-0.4%) at 16,380 as of Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,832 issues advancing vs. 1,123 declining with 123 unchanged.

The Services sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Synnex Corporation ( SNX), down 10.9%, International ( CTRP), down 4.6%, Whole Foods Market ( WFM), down 1.8%, eBay ( EBAY), down 1.6% and Costco Wholesale Corporation ( COST), down 1.5%. Top gainers within the sector include Pharmerica Corporation ( PMC), up 23.2%, Francescas Holdings ( FRAN), up 20.4%, United Continental Holdings ( UAL), up 4.0%, Grupo Televisa S.A.B ( TV), up 3.5% and Delhaize Group ( DEG), up 3.0%.

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

5. Five Below ( FIVE) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Five Below is down $3.16 (-7.2%) to $40.43 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.3 million shares of Five Below exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 860,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.00-$41.73 after having opened the day at $40.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.59.

Five Below, Inc. operates as a specialty value retailer in the United States. The company offers various products priced at $5 and below. Five Below has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the specialty retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 42.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Five Below a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Five Below as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, robust revenue growth and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including premium valuation, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Five Below Ratings Report now.

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