3 Stocks Pushing The Services Sector Downward

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 15 points (-0.1%) at 17,638 as of Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,511 issues advancing vs. 1,431 declining with 199 unchanged.

The Services sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), down 10.8%, Yum Brands ( YUM), down 0.7% and Visa ( V), down 0.5%. Top gainers within the sector include YY Inc ADR ( YY), up 4.9%, Amazon.com ( AMZN), up 3.9%, Rockwell Automation ( ROK), up 1.6%, Macy's ( M), up 1.1% and Time Warner ( TWX), up 1.0%.

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

3. Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao ( CBD) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao is down $1.02 (-2.5%) to $39.53 on average volume. Thus far, 260,465 shares of Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 577,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.25-$39.70 after having opened the day at $39.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.55.

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Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao is engaged in the retail of food, clothing, home appliances, electronics, and other products in Brazil. It operates in four segments: Retail, Home appliances, Cash & Carry, and E-commerce. Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao has a market cap of $11.0 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 9.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, poor profit margins and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, TJX Companies ( TJX) is down $1.24 (-1.9%) to $62.26 on average volume. Thus far, 2.7 million shares of TJX Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.82-$62.51 after having opened the day at $61.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.50.

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The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. The company operates in four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX Europe. TJX Companies has a market cap of $44.2 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 0.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate TJX Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates TJX Companies 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full TJX Companies Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Home Depot ( HD) is down $0.71 (-0.7%) to $98.29 on light volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Home Depot exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $98.11-$99.00 after having opened the day at $98.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $99.00.

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The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. Home Depot has a market cap of $132.6 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 20.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Home Depot a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Home Depot as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance 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 Home Depot 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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