3 Stocks Pushing The Services Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 29 points (0.2%) at 17,012 as of Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,550 issues advancing vs. 1,408 declining with 169 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Men's Wearhouse ( MW), down 6.3%, Anixter International ( AXE), down 4.2%, Jacobs Engineering Group ( JEC), down 2.0%, Expeditors International of Washington ( EXPD), down 2.1% and Walgreen ( WAG), down 1.2%. Top gainers within the sector include TAL Education Group ( XRS), up 8.4%, Sally Beauty Holdings ( SBH), up 4.1%, Wynn Resorts ( WYNN), up 4.2%, Darden Restaurants ( DRI), up 3.9% and Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT), up 2.8%.

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

3. United Parcel Service ( UPS) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, United Parcel Service is down $3.39 (-3.3%) to $99.27 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.4 million shares of United Parcel Service exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $98.90-$99.75 after having opened the day at $99.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $102.66.

United Parcel Service, Inc., a package delivery company, provides transportation, logistics, and financial services in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain & Freight. The U.S. United Parcel Service has a market cap of $73.1 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are down 2.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate United Parcel Service a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Parcel Service as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full United Parcel Service Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Vipshop Holdings ( VIPS) is down $2.26 (-1.1%) to $213.22 on light volume. Thus far, 209,764 shares of Vipshop Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $212.42-$216.26 after having opened the day at $216.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $215.48.

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 $12.1 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 157.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 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, FedEx ( FDX) is down $1.10 (-0.7%) to $148.43 on average volume. Thus far, 694,931 shares of FedEx exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $147.79-$149.86 after having opened the day at $148.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $149.53.

FedEx Corporation provides transportation, e-commerce, and business services in the United States and internationally. FedEx has a market cap of $43.1 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 4.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate FedEx a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates FedEx 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full FedEx 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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