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 36 points (0.2%) at 17,520 as of Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,530 issues advancing vs. 1,416 declining with 183 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include MWI Veterinary Supply ( MWIV), down 9.3%, Discovery Communications ( DISCA), down 3.3%, Cencosud ( CNCO), down 2.1%, Wynn Resorts ( WYNN), down 1.5% and Shaw Communications ( SJR), down 1.4%. Top gainers within the sector include Whole Foods Market ( WFM), up 10.9%, Henry Schein ( HSIC), up 5.2%, CDW ( CDW), up 4.0%, Foot Locker ( FL), up 2.8% and Delta Air Lines ( DAL), up 2.5%.

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

3. Advance Auto Parts ( AAP) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Advance Auto Parts is down $4.52 (-3.0%) to $144.85 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Advance Auto Parts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 747,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $137.17-$147.50 after having opened the day at $138.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $149.37.

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Advance Auto Parts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items. It operates in two segments, Advance Auto Parts (AAP) and Autopart International (AI). Advance Auto Parts has a market cap of $10.8 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 35.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Advance Auto Parts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Advance Auto Parts as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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 Advance Auto Parts Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Sirius XM Holdings ( SIRI) is down $0.04 (-1.1%) to $3.45 on light volume. Thus far, 11.5 million shares of Sirius XM Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 35.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $3.44-$3.50 after having opened the day at $3.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.49.

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Sirius XM Holdings Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States and Canada. Sirius XM Holdings has a market cap of $19.1 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are unchanged year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Sirius XM Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sirius XM Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, increase in net income, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Sirius XM Holdings Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, CBS ( CBS) is down $1.12 (-2.1%) to $51.38 on heavy volume. Thus far, 7.6 million shares of CBS exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.52-$53.71 after having opened the day at $53.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.50.

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CBS Corporation operates as a mass media company in the United States and internationally. It operates through Entertainment, Cable Networks, Publishing, Local Broadcasting segments. CBS has a market cap of $25.4 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are down 17.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate CBS a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CBS as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full CBS 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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