5 Stocks Dragging Down the Services Sector: TWC, SWY, FRT, CPT, WTW

Through most of the trading day on Friday, September 16, 2011, these stocks are bringing down the Services (NYSE:IYC) sector. Long time Wall St. Cheat Sheet readers know to watch stock prices because Technicals on the Stock Chart are Strong’ is one of the ‘T’s in our CHEAT SHEET investing framework.

Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE:TWC) stocks are trading at $64.68. This is $1.11 (-1.6%) below the previous close of $65.73, making the company one of the biggest price losers in the sector today. Time Warner Cable, Inc. together with its subsidiaries is a cable operator in the U.S., with systems located mainly in New York State, the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California and Texas.

Stock Price Performance: From July 20, 2011, to September 15, 2011, the stock price had fallen $10.27 (-13.5%) from $76 to $65.73. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 12, 2011 and January 27, 2011 when shares rose for 11 straight trading days, rising 6.7% (+$4.25). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 14.8% (-$11.60).

Safeway Inc. (NYSE:SWY) is among the price losers in the sector as its stock price is $17.87, down 47 cents (-2.5%) from the previous close of $18.33. Safeway Inc. is a retail supermarket chain in North America. As a food and drug retailer, the company, with its subsidiaries, operates stores that offer a range of grocery products, general merchandise and specialty departments like pharmacies and coffee shops. It also owns and operates distribution, manufacturing, and food processing facilities.

Stock Price Performance: From July 20, 2011, to September 15, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.30 (-22.4%) from $23.63 to $18.33. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 4, 2011 and February 17, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 6.8% (+$1.41). It saw one of its worst periods between July 19, 2011 and July 28, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 16.5% (-$4).

Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) is among the price losers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $86.35, which is $1.62 (-1.7%) below the previous close of $87.87. Federal Realty Investment Trust is an equity real estate investment trust specializing in the ownership, management, development and redevelopment of retail and mixed-use properties.

Stock Price Performance: From June 21, 2011, to September 15, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.47 (1.7%) from $86.40 to $87.87. It saw one of its worst periods between July 29, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 13.8% (-$12.03). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and April 28, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 6% (+$4.93).

Camden Property Trust (NYSE:CPT) is among the price losers in the sector as its stock price is $62.65, down $1.71 (-2.6%) from the previous close of $64.32. Camden Property Trust is a real estate investment trust, which is engaged in the ownership, development, construction, and management of multifamily apartment communities.

Stock Price Performance: From July 20, 2011, to September 15, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.93 (-5.8%) from $68.25 to $64.32. It saw one of its worst periods between August 1, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 16.9% (-$11.39). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and May 2, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 9.2% (+$5.26).

Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) is one of the sector losers in price. Its shares are trading at $57.27, down $1.41 (-2.3%) from the previous close of $58.62. Weight Watchers International, Inc. is a provider of weight management services, operating globally through a network of Company-owned and franchise operations.

Stock Price Performance: From July 19, 2011, to September 14, 2011, the stock price had fallen $21.73 (-27.3%) from $79.73 to $58. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 28, 2011 and February 17, 2011 when shares rose for 15 straight trading days, rising 69.2% (+$26.60). It saw one of its worst periods between February 17, 2011 and March 3, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 8.2% (-$5.32).