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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4. As of noon trading, AmerisourceBergen ( ABC) is down $0.67 (-0.9%) to $69.94 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of AmerisourceBergen exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $69.61-$70.96 after having opened the day at $70.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.61.

AmerisourceBergen Corporation sources and distributes pharmaceutical products to healthcare providers, pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers, and specialty drug patients in the United States and internationally. AmerisourceBergen has a market cap of $16.5 billion and is part of the wholesale industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate AmerisourceBergen a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AmerisourceBergen 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, solid stock price performance 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 AmerisourceBergen Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Bed Bath & Beyond ( BBBY) is down $1.10 (-1.6%) to $67.20 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Bed Bath & Beyond exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $67.01-$68.37 after having opened the day at $68.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $68.30.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail stores. Bed Bath & Beyond has a market cap of $14.9 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 14.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Bed Bath & Beyond a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Bed Bath & Beyond as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Bed Bath & Beyond Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, GameStop ( GME) is down $8.31 (-18.3%) to $37.01 on heavy volume. Thus far, 13.6 million shares of GameStop exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.20-$39.10 after having opened the day at $38.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.32.

GameStop Corp. operates as a video game retailer. GameStop has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 8.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate GameStop a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates GameStop as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full GameStop Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, McKesson ( MCK) is down $1.44 (-0.9%) to $165.70 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of McKesson exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $164.36-$169.00 after having opened the day at $167.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $167.14.

McKesson Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, delivers pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and health care information technologies to the healthcare industry primarily in the United States. It operates in two segments, McKesson Distribution Solutions and McKesson Technology Solutions. McKesson has a market cap of $40.3 billion and is part of the wholesale industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate McKesson a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates McKesson 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, 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 shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full McKesson 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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