3 Stocks Pushing The Services Sector Downward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 28 points (-0.2%) at 17,094 as of Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,204 issues advancing vs. 1,745 declining with 194 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Liberty Ventures Class A ( LVNTA), down 50.0%, Williams-Sonoma ( WSM), down 11.1%, Guess ( GES), down 9.1%, Genesco ( GCO), down 7.4% and Whole Foods Market ( WFM), down 2.2%. Top gainers within the sector include Burger King Worldwide ( BKW), up 4.3%, Dollar General ( DG), up 1.4%, Canadian National Railway ( CNI), up 1.0%, Liberty Global ( LBTYK), up 0.7% and McKesson ( MCK), up 0.6%.

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

3. Trinity Industries ( TRN) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Trinity Industries is down $0.98 (-2.0%) to $47.76 on average volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Trinity Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.12-$48.44 after having opened the day at $48.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.73.

Trinity Industries, Inc. provides various products and services for the energy, transportation, chemical, and construction sectors in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Sweden. Trinity Industries has a market cap of $7.6 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 78.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Trinity Industries a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Trinity Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Trinity Industries Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, FedEx ( FDX) is down $1.62 (-1.1%) to $147.48 on average volume. Thus far, 781,272 shares of FedEx exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $147.03-$149.00 after having opened the day at $148.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $149.10.

FedEx Corporation provides transportation, e-commerce, and business services in the United States and internationally. FedEx has a market cap of $42.4 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 3.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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 solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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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1. As of noon trading, Target ( TGT) is down $0.61 (-1.0%) to $60.18 on average volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Target exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.07-$60.59 after having opened the day at $60.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.79.

Target Corporation operates general merchandise stores in the United States and Canada. Target has a market cap of $38.5 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 3.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Target a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Target 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 good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Target 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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