3 Stocks Pulling The Services Sector Downward

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 5 points (0.0%) at 16,932 as of Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,934 issues advancing vs. 1,059 declining with 170 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include CarMax ( KMX), down 2.2%, Carnival ( CCL), down 1.5%, United Continental Holdings ( UAL), down 1.0% and Royal Philips ( PHG), down 0.9%. Top gainers within the sector include Pandora Media ( P), up 3.4%, Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL), up 2.6%, MGM Resorts International ( MGM), up 2.2%, Advance Auto Parts ( AAP), up 2.0% and Liberty Global ( LBTYA), up 1.9%.

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

3. Canadian Pacific Railway ( CP) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Canadian Pacific Railway is down $3.09 (-1.7%) to $180.18 on heavy volume. Thus far, 879,487 shares of Canadian Pacific Railway exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 809,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $179.24-$181.18 after having opened the day at $181.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $183.27.

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States. The company provides logistics and supply chain expertise services. Canadian Pacific Railway has a market cap of $32.2 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 21.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Canadian Pacific Railway a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Canadian Pacific Railway as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Canadian Pacific Railway Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Ctrip.com International ( CTRP) is down $1.01 (-1.7%) to $58.07 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.9 million shares of Ctrip.com International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.17-$59.00 after having opened the day at $56.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.08.

Ctrip.com International, Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides travel services for hotel accommodations, ticketing services, packaged tours, and corporate travel management in China. Ctrip.com International has a market cap of $8.1 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 20.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Ctrip.com International a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ctrip.com International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Ctrip.com International Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Whole Foods Market ( WFM) is down $0.27 (-0.7%) to $38.97 on average volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Whole Foods Market exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.89-$39.38 after having opened the day at $39.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.24.

Whole Foods Market, Inc. operates as a retailer of natural and organic foods. Whole Foods Market has a market cap of $14.4 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 32.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 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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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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