3 Stocks Underperforming Today 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 13 points (0.1%) at 16,507 as of Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,334 issues advancing vs. 1,665 declining with 161 unchanged.

The Services sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS), down 7.0%, Cardinal Health ( CAH), down 5.1%, McKesson ( MCK), down 1.5%, Luxottica Group SpA ( LUX), down 1.2% and Delta Air Lines ( DAL), down 1.0%. Top gainers within the sector include YY ( YY), up 5.8%, Gannett ( GCI), up 3.8%, Royal Caribbean Cruises ( RCL), up 2.9%, Dollar Tree Stores ( DLTR), up 2.1% and Charter Communications ( CHTR), up 2.1%.

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

3. United Continental Holdings ( UAL) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, United Continental Holdings is down $1.22 (-2.6%) to $45.51 on light volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of United Continental Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.06-$47.39 after having opened the day at $46.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.73.

United Continental Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides passenger and cargo transportation services. The company transports people and cargo through its mainline operations, which use jet aircraft with 118 seats, and its regional operations. United Continental Holdings has a market cap of $17.3 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 23.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate United Continental Holdings a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Continental Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full United Continental Holdings Ratings Report now.

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