CMG, LVS And SBUX, 3 Services Stocks Pushing The Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 4 points (0.0%) at 16,511 as of Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,718 issues advancing vs. 1,280 declining with 133 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Netflix ( NFLX), down 5.0%, Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL), down 2.7%, Ctrip.com International ( CTRP), down 2.5%, Burger King Worldwide ( BKW), down 2.2% and Wynn Resorts ( WYNN), down 1.9%. Top gainers within the sector include ManpowerGroup ( MAN), up 8.1%, Delta Air Lines ( DAL), up 5.2%, Sears Holdings ( SHLD), up 4.3%, Alaska Air Group ( ALK), up 2.8% and Royal Caribbean Cruises ( RCL), up 1.6%.

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

3. Chipotle Mexican Grill ( CMG) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Chipotle Mexican Grill is down $9.52 (-1.9%) to $503.15 on average volume. Thus far, 280,832 shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 629,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $502.44-$511.95 after having opened the day at $511.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $512.67.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. develops and operates fast casual and fresh Mexican food restaurants. Its restaurants primarily offer burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, and salads. As of October 15, 2013, the company operated approximately 1,500 restaurants. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Chipotle Mexican Grill has a market cap of $15.7 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are down 3.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Chipotle Mexican Grill a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chipotle Mexican Grill as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, 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 somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Chipotle Mexican Grill Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Las Vegas Sands ( LVS) is down $1.09 (-1.4%) to $78.97 on average volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Las Vegas Sands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $78.52-$80.25 after having opened the day at $80.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.06.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. The company owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Sands Cotai Central, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, the Plaza Casino, and the Sands Macao in Macau, the People's Republic of China. Las Vegas Sands has a market cap of $61.5 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 1.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Las Vegas Sands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Las Vegas Sands as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust 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 Las Vegas Sands Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Starbucks ( SBUX) is down $0.61 (-0.9%) to $70.54 on light volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Starbucks exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $70.35-$71.47 after having opened the day at $71.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $71.15.

Starbucks Corporation operates as a roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffee worldwide. Its stores offer coffee and tea beverages, packaged roasted whole bean and ground coffees, single serve products, and juices and bottled water. Starbucks has a market cap of $53.3 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are down 9.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Starbucks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Starbucks as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Starbucks 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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