3 Stocks Dragging In The Services Sector

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 34 points (0.2%) at 17,646 as of Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,160 issues advancing vs. 1,783 declining with 183 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the sector that fell today was Visa ( V), up 0.8%. Top gainers within the sector include Charter Communications ( CHTR), up 2.8%, Time Warner Cable ( TWC), up 2.9%, Luxottica Group SpA ( LUX), up 1.8%, Delta Air Lines ( DAL), up 1.4% and Comcast ( CMCSA), up 1.1%.

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

3. Tyco International ( TYC) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Tyco International is down $1.53 (-3.5%) to $41.83 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Tyco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.76-$42.78 after having opened the day at $42.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.36.

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Tyco International Ltd. provides security, fire detection, suppression, and life safety products and services worldwide. Tyco International has a market cap of $19.2 billion and is part of the diversified services industry. Shares are up 5.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Tyco International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tyco International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Tyco International Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Kohl's ( KSS) is down $2.41 (-4.2%) to $55.50 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Kohl's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.32-$57.10 after having opened the day at $56.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.91.

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Kohl's Corporation operates department stores in the United States. It offers exclusive and national brand apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty, and soft home products to children, men, and women customers. Kohl's has a market cap of $11.5 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 2.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Kohl's a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kohl's as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Kohl's Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, MasterCard ( MA) is down $0.38 (-0.5%) to $83.96 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of MasterCard exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $83.81-$84.74 after having opened the day at $84.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.35.

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MasterCard Incorporated provides transaction processing and other payment-related services in the United States and internationally. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers related products and services. MasterCard has a market cap of $94.1 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 1.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate MasterCard a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates MasterCard 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full MasterCard 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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