3 Stocks Pulling 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 32 points (-0.2%) at 17,036 as of Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,537 issues advancing vs. 1,470 declining with 140 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Brady ( BRC), down 9.2%, Men's Wearhouse ( MW), down 6.4%, Zillow ( Z), down 2.5%, Mercadolibre ( MELI), down 2.4% and Alliance Data Systems ( ADS), down 2.0%. Top gainers within the sector include Taminco ( TAM), up 10.6%, Vail Resorts ( MTN), up 8.6%, Anixter International ( AXE), up 4.0%, Liberty Global ( LBTYK), up 3.4% and Sears Holdings ( SHLD), up 3.0%.

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

3. O'Reilly Automotive ( ORLY) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, O'Reilly Automotive is down $1.73 (-1.1%) to $154.45 on average volume. Thus far, 245,114 shares of O'Reilly Automotive exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 616,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $154.23-$155.80 after having opened the day at $155.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $156.18.

O'Reilly Automotive, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the retail of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment, and accessories in the United States. O'Reilly Automotive has a market cap of $16.2 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 21.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate O'Reilly Automotive a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates O'Reilly Automotive as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations 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 O'Reilly Automotive Ratings Report now.

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