3 Services Stocks Dragging The Sector Down

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 77 points (-0.5%) at 16,493 as of Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,020 issues advancing vs. 1,966 declining with 149 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Bloomin Brands ( BLMN), down 22.2%, Caesars Entertainment ( CZR), down 10.8%, Cablevision Systems ( CVC), down 5.4%, Expeditors International of Washington ( EXPD), down 5.6% and Hain Celestial Group ( HAIN), down 3.7%. Top gainers within the sector include Avis Budget Group ( CAR), up 4.3%, Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS), up 3.2%, Cardinal Health ( CAH), up 1.2% and AutoZone ( AZO), up 0.8%.

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

3. Wynn Resorts ( WYNN) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Wynn Resorts is down $3.30 (-1.6%) to $210.20 on light volume. Thus far, 465,526 shares of Wynn Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $209.85-$213.92 after having opened the day at $212.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $213.50.

Wynn Resorts, Limited, together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates destination casino resorts. It operates in two segments, Macau Operations and Las Vegas Operations. The company operates Wynn Macau and Encore at Wynn Macau resort located in the People's Republic of China. Wynn Resorts has a market cap of $21.3 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 9.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Wynn Resorts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wynn Resorts as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Wynn Resorts Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Walt Disney ( DIS) is down $0.62 (-0.7%) to $86.62 on average volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Walt Disney exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $86.39-$87.24 after having opened the day at $87.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.24.

The Walt Disney Company operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products, and Interactive. Walt Disney has a market cap of $147.9 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 14.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Walt Disney a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Walt Disney as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Walt Disney Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Visa ( V) is down $1.81 (-0.8%) to $210.35 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Visa exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $209.99-$212.39 after having opened the day at $211.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $212.16.

Visa Inc., a payments technology company, operates as a retail electronic payments network worldwide. The company facilitates commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses, and government entities. Visa has a market cap of $104.8 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 4.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 20 analysts that rate Visa a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Visa 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, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Visa 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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