3 Stocks Pulling The Services Sector Downward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 10 points (-0.1%) at 17,605 as of Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, 12:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,473 issues advancing vs. 1,490 declining with 167 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 Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS), down 20.9%, and Union Pacific ( UNP), down 0.3%.

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

3. United Parcel Service ( UPS) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, United Parcel Service is down $0.26 (-0.2%) to $108.50 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of United Parcel Service exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $107.76-$108.59 after having opened the day at $108.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $108.76.

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United Parcel Service, Inc., a package delivery company, provides transportation, logistics, and financial services in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain & Freight. The U.S. United Parcel Service has a market cap of $76.6 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 3.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate United Parcel Service a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Parcel Service as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full United Parcel Service Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOXA) is down $0.25 (-0.7%) to $34.68 on light volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Twenty-First Century Fox exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.54-$34.93 after having opened the day at $34.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.93.

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Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. operates as a diversified media and entertainment company worldwide. It operates through Cable Network Programming, Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Direct Broadcast Satellite Television segments. Twenty-First Century Fox has a market cap of $47.2 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are down 0.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Twenty-First Century Fox a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Twenty-First Century Fox as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share 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 Twenty-First Century Fox Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Delta Air Lines ( DAL) is down $0.69 (-1.6%) to $43.15 on light volume. Thus far, 4.9 million shares of Delta Air Lines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.90-$43.79 after having opened the day at $43.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.84.

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Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo worldwide. Its route network comprises various gateway airports in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Delta Air Lines has a market cap of $36.3 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 59.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Delta Air Lines a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Delta Air Lines as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Delta Air Lines 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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