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 17 points (-0.1%) at 17,039 as of Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 915 issues advancing vs. 2,069 declining with 174 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Aaron's ( AAN), down 7.6%, Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS), down 5.6%, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), down 3.8%, Golar LNG ( GLNG), down 2.7% and Luxottica Group SpA ( LUX), down 2.2%. Top gainers within the sector include Copa Holdings ( CPA), up 3.7%, Lions Gate Entertainment ( LGF), up 3.1%, Spirit Airlines ( SAVE), up 2.3%, JB Hunt Transport Services ( JBHT), up 1.8% and Delta Air Lines ( DAL), up 1.3%.

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

3. Whole Foods Market ( WFM) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Whole Foods Market is down $0.45 (-1.2%) to $36.76 on heavy volume. Thus far, 7.2 million shares of Whole Foods Market exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.42-$37.58 after having opened the day at $37.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.21.

Whole Foods Market, Inc. operates as a retailer of natural and organic foods. Whole Foods Market has a market cap of $13.8 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 35.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 12 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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