3 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Services Sector

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 16 points (0.1%) at 16,733 as of Monday, June 2, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,394 issues advancing vs. 1,564 declining with 187 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Pandora Media ( P), down 2.4%, LATAM Airlines Group ( LFL), down 2.0%, SBA Communications ( SBAC), down 1.4%, Cencosud ( CNCO), down 1.2% and Visa ( V), down 0.6%. Top gainers within the sector include United Continental Holdings ( UAL), up 3.8%, Gannett ( GCI), up 2.9%, Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL), up 2.5%, Alliance Data Systems ( ADS), up 1.9% and Liberty Global ( LBTYK), up 1.5%.

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

3. Cardinal Health ( CAH) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Cardinal Health is down $0.39 (-0.6%) to $70.24 on light volume. Thus far, 769,178 shares of Cardinal Health exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $70.19-$71.00 after having opened the day at $70.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.63.

Cardinal Health, Inc., a healthcare services company, provides pharmaceutical and medical products and services in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Pharmaceutical and Medical. Cardinal Health has a market cap of $24.2 billion and is part of the wholesale industry. Shares are up 5.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Cardinal Health a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cardinal Health as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Cardinal Health Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Whole Foods Market ( WFM) is down $0.34 (-0.9%) to $37.90 on light volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Whole Foods Market exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.72-$38.50 after having opened the day at $38.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.24.

Whole Foods Market, Inc. operates as a retailer of natural and organic foods. Whole Foods Market has a market cap of $14.0 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 33.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Whole Foods Market a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Whole Foods Market 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 and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Whole Foods Market Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Amazon.com ( AMZN) is down $4.46 (-1.4%) to $308.09 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Amazon.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $307.25-$312.60 after having opened the day at $312.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $312.55.

Amazon.com, Inc. operates as an online retailer in North America and internationally. The company operates in two segments, North America and International. Amazon.com has a market cap of $144.4 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 21.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 26 analysts that rate Amazon.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Amazon.com as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Amazon.com 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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