3 Stocks Dragging In The Services Sector

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 41 points (0.2%) at 17,110 as of Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,666 issues advancing vs. 1,285 declining with 190 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS), down 4.1%, Priceline Group ( PCLN), down 2.1%, Burger King Worldwide ( BKW), down 1.7%, eBay ( EBAY), down 1.1% and Liberty Global ( LBTYK), down 1.0%. Top gainers within the sector include Walgreen ( WAG), up 3.2%, AerCap Holdings ( AER), up 2.0%, United Continental Holdings ( UAL), up 1.7%, Royal Caribbean Cruises ( RCL), up 1.3% and Time Warner Cable ( TWC), up 1.1%.

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

3. Macy's ( M) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Macy's is down $0.90 (-1.4%) to $61.53 on average volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Macy's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.15-$61.93 after having opened the day at $61.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.43.

Macy's, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates stores and Internet Websites in the United States. Its stores and Websites sell a range of merchandise, including apparel and accessories for men, women, and children; cosmetics; home furnishings; and other consumer goods. Macy's has a market cap of $22.2 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 16.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Macy's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Macy's as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. 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 Macy's Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Dollar General ( DG) is down $2.06 (-3.2%) to $62.42 on heavy volume. Thus far, 9.0 million shares of Dollar General exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.31-$63.39 after having opened the day at $63.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.48.

Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides merchandise products in the United States. Dollar General has a market cap of $19.6 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 6.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Dollar General a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dollar General as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Dollar General Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Time Warner ( TWX) is down $0.44 (-0.6%) to $76.79 on average volume. Thus far, 3.3 million shares of Time Warner exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.24-$77.25 after having opened the day at $77.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.23.

Time Warner Inc. operates as a media and entertainment company in the United States and internationally. The company operates in four segments: Turner, Home Box Office, Warner Bros., and Time Inc. Time Warner has a market cap of $66.1 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 10.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Time Warner a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Time Warner 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, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Time Warner 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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