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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