CHRW, LUV And HD, 3 Services Stocks Pushing The Sector Lower

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 40 points (0.2%) at 17,108 as of Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,478 issues advancing vs. 1,497 declining with 182 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include HMS Holdings ( HMSY), down 7.2%, Delta Air Lines ( DAL), down 5.1%, AerCap Holdings ( AER), down 3.6%, Zillow ( Z), down 2.6% and United Continental Holdings ( UAL), down 2.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Canadian National Railway ( CNI), up 1.7%, CarMax ( KMX), up 1.6%, Royal Caribbean Cruises ( RCL), up 1.4%, Luxottica Group SpA ( LUX), up 1.3% and Shaw Communications ( SJR), up 1.3%.

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

3. CH Robinson Worldwide ( CHRW) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, CH Robinson Worldwide is down $1.02 (-1.5%) to $67.00 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of CH Robinson Worldwide exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $66.63-$67.57 after having opened the day at $67.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $68.02.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., a third party logistics company, provides freight transportation services and logistics solutions to companies in various industries worldwide. CH Robinson Worldwide has a market cap of $10.0 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 17.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate CH Robinson Worldwide a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CH Robinson Worldwide 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, notable return on equity, increase in stock price during the past year and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full CH Robinson Worldwide Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Southwest Airlines ( LUV) is down $0.26 (-0.8%) to $32.65 on average volume. Thus far, 3.9 million shares of Southwest Airlines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.25-$32.77 after having opened the day at $32.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.91.

Southwest Airlines Co. operates passenger airlines that provide scheduled air transportation services in the United States. As of December 31, 2012, the company operated 694 aircraft, including 606 Boeing 737 aircraft and 88 Boeing 717 aircraft. Southwest Airlines has a market cap of $21.9 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 74.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Southwest Airlines a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Southwest Airlines as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Southwest Airlines Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Home Depot ( HD) is down $0.74 (-0.8%) to $90.42 on heavy volume. Thus far, 6.6 million shares of Home Depot exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $90.22-$91.31 after having opened the day at $91.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $91.15.

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. Home Depot has a market cap of $125.8 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 10.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Home Depot a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Home Depot 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, 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 Home Depot 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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