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 52 points (0.3%) at 17,129 as of Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,998 issues advancing vs. 975 declining with 164 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Las Vegas Sands ( LVS), down 1.2%, and Delta Air Lines ( DAL), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the sector include Tim Hortons ( THI), up 8.7%, DSW ( DSW), up 8.6%, Amazon.com ( AMZN), up 2.5%, Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao ( CBD), up 1.6% and Gap ( GPS), up 1.2%.

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

3. AutoZone ( AZO) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, AutoZone is down $5.93 (-1.1%) to $535.00 on light volume. Thus far, 58,694 shares of AutoZone exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 192,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $535.00-$542.00 after having opened the day at $542.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $540.93.

AutoZone, Inc. is engaged in retailing and distributing automotive replacement parts and accessories. AutoZone has a market cap of $17.5 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 13.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate AutoZone a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AutoZone as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and increase in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full AutoZone Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Wynn Resorts ( WYNN) is down $2.06 (-1.0%) to $198.40 on average volume. Thus far, 832,068 shares of Wynn Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $197.13-$199.90 after having opened the day at $199.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $200.46.

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 $20.3 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 3.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Wynn Resorts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 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 notable return on equity, revenue growth, 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 Wynn Resorts Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, CBS ( CBS) is down $0.61 (-1.0%) to $60.02 on light volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of CBS exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.01-$60.70 after having opened the day at $60.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.63.

CBS Corporation operates as a mass media company in the United States and internationally. It operates through Entertainment, Cable Networks, Publishing, Local Broadcasting segments. CBS has a market cap of $29.5 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are down 4.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate CBS a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CBS as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full CBS 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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