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%, Ctrip.com 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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4. As of noon trading, Sears Holdings Corporation ( SHLD) is down $5.85 (-13.7%) to $36.72 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.9 million shares of Sears Holdings Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.50-$37.96 after having opened the day at $37.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.57.

Sears Holdings Corporation operates as a specialty retailer in the United States and Canada. The company's Kmart segment operates stores that sell merchandise under Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer labels; and Sears brand products, such as Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard. Sears Holdings Corporation has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 13.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Sears Holdings Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sears Holdings Corporation as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Sears Holdings Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Tiffany ( TIF) is down $1.65 (-1.8%) to $90.36 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Tiffany exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 912,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $89.70-$93.21 after having opened the day at $93.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $92.01.

Tiffany & Co., through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and retails jewelry worldwide. The company operates through Americas, Asia-Pacific, Japan, Europe, and Other segments. Tiffany has a market cap of $11.7 billion and is part of the specialty retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Tiffany a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tiffany as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins 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 Tiffany Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Dollar Tree Stores ( DLTR) is down $0.94 (-1.7%) to $55.49 on average volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Dollar Tree Stores exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.40-$56.70 after having opened the day at $56.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.43.

Dollar Tree, Inc. operates discount variety stores in the United States and Canada. Its stores offer merchandise at the fixed price of $1.00. Dollar Tree Stores has a market cap of $11.8 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Dollar Tree Stores a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dollar Tree Stores 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 is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Dollar Tree Stores Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Dollar General Corporation ( DG) is down $0.68 (-1.1%) to $60.86 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Dollar General Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.83-$61.79 after having opened the day at $61.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.54.

Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, engages in the provision of various merchandise products in the United States. Dollar General Corporation has a market cap of $19.1 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Dollar General Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dollar General Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Dollar General Corporation 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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