5 Services Stocks Dragging The Sector Down

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 80 points (0.5%) at 15,453 as of Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,024 issues advancing vs. 894 declining with 170 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 Rockwell Automation ( ROK), down 1.1%, McKesson ( MCK), down 1.0% and MasterCard Incorporated ( MA), down 0.5%. Top gainers within the sector include Furiex Pharmaceuticals ( FURX), up 128.4%, Yum Brands ( YUM), up 7.6%, McGraw Hill Financial ( MHFI), up 4.0%, Grupo Televisa S.A.B ( TV), up 2.9% and DISH Network ( DISH), up 2.7%.

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

5. Luxottica Group ( LUX) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Luxottica Group is down $0.77 (-1.5%) to $51.50 on light volume. Thus far, 31,595 shares of Luxottica Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 86,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.50-$52.19 after having opened the day at $52.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.27.

Luxottica Group S.p.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides luxury and sports eyewear worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution, and Retail Distribution. Luxottica Group has a market cap of $25.1 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 45.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Luxottica Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Luxottica Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity and compelling growth in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Luxottica Group Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Canadian Pacific Railway ( CP) is down $1.42 (-1.0%) to $145.86 on light volume. Thus far, 181,618 shares of Canadian Pacific Railway exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 558,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $145.40-$148.46 after having opened the day at $147.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $147.28.

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as a transcontinental railway providing freight transportation services, logistics solutions, and supply chain expertise in Canada and the United States. Canadian Pacific Railway has a market cap of $26.6 billion and is part of the transportation industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Canadian Pacific Railway a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Canadian Pacific Railway as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Canadian Pacific Railway Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Sirius XM Holdings ( SIRI) is down $0.04 (-1.1%) to $3.51 on average volume. Thus far, 41.0 million shares of Sirius XM Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 63.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $3.46-$3.54 after having opened the day at $3.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.55.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States and Canada. Sirius XM Holdings has a market cap of $22.0 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 51.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Sirius XM Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sirius XM Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year 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 Sirius XM Holdings Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Lowe's Companies ( LOW) is down $0.60 (-1.3%) to $45.00 on average volume. Thus far, 2.7 million shares of Lowe's Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.97-$45.73 after having opened the day at $45.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.60.

Lowe's Companies, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It offers products for maintenance, repair, remodeling, and home decorating. Lowe's Companies has a market cap of $48.4 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.9, above 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 9 analysts that rate Lowe's Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lowe's Companies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, notable return on equity, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Lowe's Companies Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Home Depot ( HD) is down $0.68 (-0.9%) to $74.41 on average volume. Thus far, 3.5 million shares of Home Depot exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.37-$75.85 after having opened the day at $75.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.09.

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. Home Depot has a market cap of $108.2 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 down 8.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Home Depot a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Home Depot as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Home Depot 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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