3 Services Stocks Dragging The Sector Down

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 105 points (0.6%) at 17,136 as of Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,972 issues advancing vs. 1,018 declining with 151 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Con-way ( CNW), down 4.8%, Copa Holdings ( CPA), down 4.2%, MGM Resorts International ( MGM), down 3.1%, Netflix ( NFLX), down 1.0% and Ryanair Holdings ( RYAAY), down 1.0%. Top gainers within the sector include Zillow ( Z), up 6.2%, Pandora Media ( P), up 5.8%, YY ( YY), up 4.7%, Live Nation Entertainment ( LYV), up 3.9% and Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao ( CBD), up 3.3%.

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

3. Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Melco Crown Entertainment is down $1.16 (-4.3%) to $25.92 on heavy volume. Thus far, 9.5 million shares of Melco Crown Entertainment exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.58-$26.33 after having opened the day at $26.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.08.

Melco Crown Entertainment Limited, through its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Asia. Melco Crown Entertainment has a market cap of $15.4 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are down 30.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Melco Crown Entertainment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Melco Crown Entertainment as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its 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 has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Melco Crown Entertainment Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Wynn Resorts ( WYNN) is down $3.52 (-1.9%) to $177.20 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Wynn Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $172.52-$178.42 after having opened the day at $175.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $180.72.

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 $18.5 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are down 7.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Wynn Resorts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 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, Las Vegas Sands ( LVS) is down $0.98 (-1.6%) to $61.16 on heavy volume. Thus far, 8.6 million shares of Las Vegas Sands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.52-$61.33 after having opened the day at $59.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.15.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. The company owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Sands Cotai Central, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, the Plaza Casino, and the Sands Macao in Macau, the People's Republic of China. Las Vegas Sands has a market cap of $50.9 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are down 21.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Las Vegas Sands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Las Vegas Sands as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Las Vegas Sands 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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