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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