5 Stocks Pushing The Services Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 64 points (0.4%) at 16,322 as of Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,125 issues advancing vs. 788 declining with 156 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Shaw Communications ( SJR), down 2.1%, Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT), down 2.0%, Canadian National Railway ( CNI), down 1.1%, Liberty Global ( LBTYA), down 0.8% and Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOXA), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the sector include Hain Celestial Group ( HAIN), up 4.5%, Vipshop Holdings ( VIPS), up 4.0%, United Continental Holdings ( UAL), up 3.5%, Time Warner Cable ( TWC), up 3.0% and Southwest Airlines ( LUV), up 2.7%.

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

5. Family Dollar Stores ( FDO) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Family Dollar Stores is down $1.00 (-1.5%) to $64.00 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Family Dollar Stores exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.26-$64.25 after having opened the day at $63.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.00.

Family Dollar Stores, Inc. operates a chain of self-service retail discount stores primarily for low- and middle-income consumers in the United States. Family Dollar Stores has a market cap of $7.7 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.7, equal to the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Family Dollar Stores a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 17 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Family Dollar Stores as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, reasonable valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Family Dollar Stores Ratings Report now.

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