5 Stocks Dragging In The Services Sector

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 205 points (-1.3%) at 15,494 as of Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 659 issues advancing vs. 2,313 declining with 134 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 1.9% versus the S&P 500, which is down 1.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Genuine Parts Company ( GPC), down 4.4%, United Continental Holdings ( UAL), down 3.3%, Grupo Televisa S.A.B ( TV), down 3.0%, CBS Corporation ( CBS), down 2.9% and Delta Air Lines ( DAL), down 2.6%. A company within the sector that increased today was Ryanair Holdings ( RYAAY), up 3.6%.

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

5. Comcast ( CMCSA) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Comcast is down $0.85 (-1.6%) to $53.60 on average volume. Thus far, 6.8 million shares of Comcast exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.36-$54.96 after having opened the day at $54.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.45.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. Comcast has a market cap of $115.8 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 24 analysts that rate Comcast a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Comcast 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 notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Comcast Ratings Report now.

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