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 39 points (0.2%) at 17,686 as of Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,967 issues advancing vs. 1,008 declining with 165 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL), down 3.0%, Las Vegas Sands ( LVS), down 1.8%, Wynn Resorts ( WYNN), down 1.6%, Lowe's Companies ( LOW), down 1.3% and Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOXA), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the sector include Discovery Communications ( DISCK), up 3.0%, Royal Philips ( PHG), up 1.8%, Moody's Corporation ( MCO), up 1.4%, McGraw Hill Financial ( MHFI), up 1.3% and Carnival ( CCL), up 1.1%.

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

3. Urban Outfitters ( URBN) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Urban Outfitters is down $2.70 (-8.8%) to $28.13 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.5 million shares of Urban Outfitters exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.89-$29.53 after having opened the day at $29.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.83.

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Urban Outfitters, Inc., a lifestyle specialty retail company, is engaged in the retail and wholesale of general consumer products. The company operates in two segments, Retail and Wholesale. Urban Outfitters has a market cap of $4.1 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 16.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Urban Outfitters a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Urban Outfitters as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity 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 Urban Outfitters Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, TJX Companies ( TJX) is down $1.52 (-2.5%) to $60.02 on heavy volume. Thus far, 6.6 million shares of TJX Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.69-$61.21 after having opened the day at $61.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.54.

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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 $43.2 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 3.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 $2.31 (-2.4%) to $95.72 on average volume. Thus far, 4.8 million shares of Home Depot exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $95.67-$97.71 after having opened the day at $97.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $98.03.

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The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. Home Depot has a market cap of $132.2 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 19.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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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