BLOX, UAL And AMZN, Pushing Services Sector Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 136 points (0.9%) at 15,938 as of Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,190 issues advancing vs. 719 declining with 175 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.8%. A company within the sector that fell today was Delta Air Lines ( DAL), up 0.9%. Top gainers within the sector include Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL), up 3.2%, Royal Caribbean Cruises ( RCL), up 3.1%, H&R Block ( HRB), up 2.9%, Grupo Televisa S.A.B ( TV), up 2.7% and Cardinal Health ( CAH), up 2.3%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

3. Infoblox ( BLOX) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Infoblox is down $15.53 (-46.9%) to $17.61 on heavy volume. Thus far, 18.3 million shares of Infoblox exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.10-$18.94 after having opened the day at $18.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.14.

Infoblox Inc. develops, markets, and sells automated network control solutions worldwide. Its appliance-based solution combines real-time IP address management with the automation of network control, and network change and configuration management processes in physical and virtual appliances. Infoblox has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the diversified services industry. Shares are up 1.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Infoblox a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Infoblox as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been unimpressive growth in net income over time. Get the full Infoblox Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, United Continental Holdings ( UAL) is down $1.13 (-2.5%) to $43.98 on average volume. Thus far, 3.1 million shares of United Continental Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.30-$45.43 after having opened the day at $45.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.11.

United Continental Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides passenger and cargo air transportation services. The company operates in six continents from its hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. United Continental Holdings has a market cap of $16.5 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 19.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate United Continental Holdings a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Continental Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full United Continental Holdings Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Amazon.com ( AMZN) is down $3.95 (-1.1%) to $356.92 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Amazon.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $356.25-$362.84 after having opened the day at $361.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $360.87.

Amazon.com, Inc. operates as an online retailer in North America and internationally. The company operates in two segments, North America and International. Amazon.com has a market cap of $165.8 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 9.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 24 analysts that rate Amazon.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Amazon.com as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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 Amazon.com 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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