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 down 18 points (-0.1%) at 15,776 as of Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,409 issues advancing vs. 1,532 declining with 144 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Apollo Education Group ( APOL), down 3.9%, Cencosud ( CNCO), down 3.1%, Southwest Airlines ( LUV), down 1.7%, Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT), down 1.7% and Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS), down 1.6%. Top gainers within the sector include Dick's Sporting Goods ( DKS), up 2.9%, AthenaHealth ( ATHN), up 2.3%, Whole Foods Market ( WFM), up 0.7%, Carnival Corporation ( CCL), up 0.6% and Yum Brands ( YUM), up 0.5%.

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

5. Union Pacific ( UNP) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Union Pacific is down $1.70 (-1.0%) to $175.20 on light volume. Thus far, 689,926 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 $174.84-$176.78 after having opened the day at $176.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $176.90.

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, provides rail transportation services in North America. Union Pacific has a market cap of $80.7 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 5.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Union Pacific Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOXA) is down $0.22 (-0.7%) to $32.02 on light volume. Thus far, 3.1 million shares of Twenty-First Century Fox exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.93-$32.32 after having opened the day at $32.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.24.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. operates as a diversified media and entertainment company worldwide. Twenty-First Century Fox has a market cap of $46.9 billion and is part of the media industry. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Twenty-First Century Fox a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Twenty-First Century Fox as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Twenty-First Century Fox Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Delta Air Lines ( DAL) is down $0.60 (-1.9%) to $31.05 on light volume. Thus far, 4.3 million shares of Delta Air Lines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.93-$31.80 after having opened the day at $31.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.65.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo in the United States and internationally. Its route network is centered around a system of hub and international gateway airports in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Delta Air Lines has a market cap of $26.4 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 15.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Delta Air Lines a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Delta Air Lines as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Delta Air Lines Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Wal-Mart Stores ( WMT) is down $0.52 (-0.7%) to $73.23 on average volume. Thus far, 2.7 million shares of Wal-Mart Stores exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $72.96-$73.73 after having opened the day at $73.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.75.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. Wal-Mart Stores has a market cap of $235.6 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 6.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Wal-Mart Stores a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wal-Mart Stores as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Wal-Mart Stores Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, eBay ( EBAY) is down $0.82 (-1.5%) to $53.76 on light volume. Thus far, 4.5 million shares of eBay exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.43-$54.48 after having opened the day at $54.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.58.

eBay Inc. provides online platforms, tools, and services to help individuals and merchants in online and mobile commerce and payments in the United States and internationally. eBay has a market cap of $70.4 billion and is part of the specialty retail industry. Shares are down 0.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 22 analysts that rate eBay a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates eBay 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, reasonable valuation levels, growth in earnings per share and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full eBay 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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