3 Stocks Pushing The Services Sector Lower

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 54 points (0.3%) at 16,185 as of Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,812 issues advancing vs. 1,117 declining with 162 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Amazon.com ( AMZN), down 2.0%, Netflix ( NFLX), down 0.9%, Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL), down 0.9%, Priceline.com ( PCLN), down 0.8% and United Parcel Service ( UPS), down 0.6%. Top gainers within the sector include Zale Corporation ( ZLC), up 40.1%, Signet Jewelers ( SIG), up 16.7%, Lumber Liquidators Holdings ( LL), up 7.4%, Six Flags Entertainment ( SIX), up 5.9% and Spirit Airlines ( SAVE), up 5.5%.

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

3. Comcast Corp Class A Special ( CMCSK) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Comcast Corp Class A Special is down $1.06 (-2.1%) to $50.48 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Comcast Corp Class A Special exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.47-$51.48 after having opened the day at $51.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.54.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. Comcast Corp Class A Special has a market cap of $23.7 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 3.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Comcast Corp Class A Special a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Comcast Corp Class A Special as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Comcast Corp Class A Special Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Pandora Media ( P) is down $0.99 (-2.6%) to $36.98 on light volume. Thus far, 3.0 million shares of Pandora Media exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.78-$37.89 after having opened the day at $37.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.97.

Pandora Media, Inc. provides Internet radio services in the United States. The company allows listeners to create up to 100 personalized stations to access unlimited hours of free music and comedy, as well as offers Pandora One, a paid subscription service to listeners. Pandora Media has a market cap of $7.0 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 42.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Pandora Media a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Pandora Media as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Pandora Media Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Time Warner Cable ( TWC) is down $3.50 (-2.4%) to $141.48 on average volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Time Warner Cable exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $141.44-$144.70 after having opened the day at $144.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $144.98.

Time Warner Cable Inc., together with its subsidiaries, offers video, high-speed data, and voice services to residential and business service customers over its broadband cable systems in the United States. Time Warner Cable has a market cap of $41.2 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 7.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Time Warner Cable a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Time Warner Cable as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. 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 Time Warner Cable Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 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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