3 Stocks Pushing The Services Sector Downward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 91 points (0.6%) at 16,492 as of Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,744 issues advancing vs. 1,239 declining with 163 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Whole Foods Market ( WFM), down 18.7%, GNC Holdings ( GNC), down 15.4%, Vipshop Holdings ( VIPS), down 7.1%, Ctrip.com International ( CTRP), down 6.8% and AthenaHealth ( ATHN), down 5.7%. Top gainers within the sector include Caesars Entertainment ( CZR), up 14.8%, Live Nation Entertainment ( LYV), up 8.0%, Directv ( DTV), up 3.2%, Royal Philips ( PHG), up 2.4% and FedEx ( FDX), up 1.6%.

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

3. Wynn Resorts ( WYNN) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Wynn Resorts is down $6.24 (-3.0%) to $201.31 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Wynn Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $196.55-$209.58 after having opened the day at $207.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $207.55.

Wynn Resorts, Limited, together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates destination casino resorts. It operates in two segments, Macau Operations and Las Vegas Operations. The company operates Wynn Macau and Encore at Wynn Macau resort located in the People's Republic of China. Wynn Resorts has a market cap of $21.9 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 6.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Wynn Resorts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wynn Resorts 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 expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Wynn Resorts Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Las Vegas Sands ( LVS) is down $1.67 (-2.1%) to $77.25 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.3 million shares of Las Vegas Sands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.93-$79.24 after having opened the day at $79.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.92.

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 $64.6 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 0.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Las Vegas Sands Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Priceline Group ( PCLN) is down $29.47 (-2.5%) to $1,138.89 on average volume. Thus far, 640,212 shares of Priceline Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $1,124.41-$1,174.00 after having opened the day at $1,173.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1,168.36.

The Priceline Group Inc. operates as an online travel company. Priceline Group has a market cap of $62.3 billion and is part of the diversified services industry. Shares are up 0.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Priceline Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Priceline Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Priceline Group 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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