ADS, VIPS And P, 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 37 points (-0.2%) at 16,662 as of Friday, May 30, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,201 issues advancing vs. 1,742 declining with 169 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Infoblox ( BLOX), down 40.7%, Lions Gate Entertainment ( LGF), down 12.3%, Shutterstock ( SSTK), down 7.4%, Wynn Resorts ( WYNN), down 2.7% and Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL), down 2.5%. Top gainers within the sector include Big Lots ( BIG), up 12.1%, Dick's Sporting Goods ( DKS), up 3.1%, Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS), up 2.1%, Target ( TGT), up 1.4% and Costco Wholesale ( COST), up 1.4%.

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

3. Alliance Data Systems ( ADS) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Alliance Data Systems is down $2.87 (-1.1%) to $253.96 on light volume. Thus far, 170,159 shares of Alliance Data Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $253.88-$256.74 after having opened the day at $256.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $256.83.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation provides marketing and loyalty solutions in the United States, Canada, and other countries. Alliance Data Systems has a market cap of $13.7 billion and is part of the diversified services industry. Shares are down 2.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Alliance Data Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Alliance Data Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase 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 Alliance Data Systems Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Vipshop Holdings ( VIPS) is down $6.92 (-4.1%) to $161.21 on light volume. Thus far, 507,178 shares of Vipshop Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $161.21-$169.69 after having opened the day at $168.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $168.13.

Vipshop Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as an online discount retailer for various brands in the People's Republic of China. Vipshop Holdings has a market cap of $9.5 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 100.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Vipshop Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vipshop Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Vipshop Holdings Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Pandora Media ( P) is down $1.38 (-5.4%) to $24.04 on average volume. Thus far, 5.1 million shares of Pandora Media exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.01-$25.52 after having opened the day at $25.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.42.

Pandora Media, Inc. provides Internet radio services in the United States. The company allows listeners to create up to 100 personalized stations to access free music and comedy, as well as offers Pandora One, a paid subscription service to listeners. Pandora Media has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are down 4.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Pandora Media a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Pandora Media as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been generally deteriorating net income. Get the full Pandora Media 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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