5 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Services Sector

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 4 points (0.0%) at 15,449 as of Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 771 issues advancing vs. 2,156 declining with 142 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 1.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Hain Celestial Group ( HAIN), down 9.8%, Buffalo Wild Wings ( BWLD), down 9.6%, CH Robinson Worldwide ( CHRW), down 9.4%, Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL), down 5.7% and Vipshop Holdings ( VIPS), down 4.4%. Top gainers within the sector include Myriad Genetics ( MYGN), up 10.8%, Ryanair Holdings ( RYAAY), up 4.0%, Tiffany ( TIF), up 2.0%, Shaw Communications ( SJR), up 1.4% and Nordstrom ( JWN), up 1.4%.

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

5. Directv ( DTV) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Directv is down $0.42 (-0.6%) to $68.39 on light volume. Thus far, 925,422 shares of Directv exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $68.07-$68.96 after having opened the day at $68.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $68.81.

DIRECTV provides digital television entertainment in the United States and Latin America. The company engages in acquiring, promoting, selling, and distributing digital entertainment programming primarily through satellite to residential and commercial subscribers. Directv has a market cap of $35.8 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are down 1.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Directv a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Directv as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Directv Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Wynn Resorts ( WYNN) is down $7.39 (-3.5%) to $206.16 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Wynn Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $202.20-$207.14 after having opened the day at $202.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $213.55.

Wynn Resorts, Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, ownership, and operation of destination casino resorts. Wynn Resorts has a market cap of $21.2 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 10.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Wynn Resorts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wynn Resorts as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Wynn Resorts Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Las Vegas Sands ( LVS) is down $1.62 (-2.1%) to $73.42 on heavy volume. Thus far, 7.0 million shares of Las Vegas Sands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $69.15-$73.55 after having opened the day at $71.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.03.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. Las Vegas Sands has a market cap of $61.1 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are down 4.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Las Vegas Sands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Las Vegas Sands as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth 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 Las Vegas Sands Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Union Pacific ( UNP) is down $1.36 (-0.8%) to $171.88 on light volume. Thus far, 632,271 shares of Union Pacific exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $171.20-$173.36 after having opened the day at $172.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $173.25.

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, provides rail transportation services in North America. Union Pacific has a market cap of $79.1 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 3.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Union Pacific a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Union Pacific 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. 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 Union Pacific Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, CVS Caremark ( CVS) is down $1.09 (-1.6%) to $65.02 on average volume. Thus far, 3.6 million shares of CVS Caremark exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $64.95-$66.00 after having opened the day at $65.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.11.

CVS Caremark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated pharmacy health care services in the United States. CVS Caremark has a market cap of $78.3 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 7.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate CVS Caremark a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CVS Caremark as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, 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 shows low profit margins. Get the full CVS Caremark 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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