CZR, LGF And FOX, 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 108 points (0.7%) at 16,372 as of Friday, March 28, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,438 issues advancing vs. 544 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 1.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.8%. Top gainers within the sector include Restoration Hardware Holdings ( RH), up 11.8%, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), up 7.0%, GameStop ( GME), up 6.5%, H&R Block ( HRB), up 5.3% and Vipshop Holdings ( VIPS), up 4.3%.

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

3. Caesars Entertainment ( CZR) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Caesars Entertainment is down $1.41 (-6.7%) to $19.67 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.1 million shares of Caesars Entertainment exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 909,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.42-$19.96 after having opened the day at $19.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.08.

Caesars Entertainment Corporation owns, operates, or manages casino entertainment facilities. Caesars Entertainment has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are down 2.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Caesars Entertainment a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Caesars Entertainment 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 Caesars Entertainment Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation ( LGF) is down $0.94 (-3.6%) to $25.10 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.84-$26.37 after having opened the day at $26.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.04.

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., an entertainment company, engages in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms, and international distribution and sales activities. Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are down 17.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. 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 Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOX) is down $0.16 (-0.5%) to $30.81 on average volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Twenty-First Century Fox exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.80-$31.14 after having opened the day at $31.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.97.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. operates as a diversified media and entertainment company worldwide. Twenty-First Century Fox has a market cap of $25.0 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are down 10.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Twenty-First Century Fox a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none 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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. 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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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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