3 Stocks Pushing The Services Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 29 points (-0.2%) at 16,714 as of Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,066 issues advancing vs. 1,889 declining with 193 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Krispy Kreme Doughnuts ( KKD), down 14.6%, Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL), down 6.6%, Wynn Resorts ( WYNN), down 4.9%, Trinity Industries ( TRN), down 4.7% and MGM Resorts International ( MGM), down 3.2%. Top gainers within the sector include Swisher Hygiene ( SWSH), up 830.0%, CarMax ( KMX), up 2.6%, Magna International ( MGA), up 1.5%, McKesson ( MCK), up 1.0% and W W Grainger ( GWW), up 0.9%.

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

3. Las Vegas Sands ( LVS) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Las Vegas Sands is down $2.70 (-3.5%) to $74.73 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.3 million shares of Las Vegas Sands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.20-$75.68 after having opened the day at $75.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.43.

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 $61.8 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are down 1.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, 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 Las Vegas Sands Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Comcast ( CMCSA) is down $0.28 (-0.5%) to $52.28 on light volume. Thus far, 3.1 million shares of Comcast exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 16.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.25-$52.48 after having opened the day at $52.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.56.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. Comcast has a market cap of $112.0 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 0.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Comcast a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Comcast as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Comcast Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Priceline Group ( PCLN) is down $15.32 (-1.2%) to $1,263.48 on average volume. Thus far, 394,009 shares of Priceline Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 966,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $1,256.25-$1,273.62 after having opened the day at $1,271.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1,278.80.

The Priceline Group Inc. operates as an online travel company. Priceline Group has a market cap of $67.0 billion and is part of the diversified services industry. Shares are up 10.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 16 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. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. 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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