Services Stocks Investors Dumped Today

These stocks are dragging down the Services (NYSE:XLI) sector today. 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.

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI) is one of the market losers in price today. Its shares are trading at $9.47, down 95 cents (-9.2%) from a previous close of $10.43. Gannett Co., Inc. is an international news and information company operating mainly in the realms of publishing, digital and broadcasting.

Stock Price Performance: During May 13, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.14 (-28.4%) from $14.57 to $10.43. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 30, 2010 and December 8, 2010 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 20.7% (+$2.69) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 26, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for 10-straight days, falling 26.1% (-$3.55) over that span.

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) is among the price losers in the market today. Its shares are trading at $31.54, which is $3.16 (-9.1%) below the previous close of $34.70. Walt Disney Company is an entertainment company with operations in: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, and Consumer Products.

Stock Price Performance: During May 13, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.82 (-16.4%) from $41.52 to $34.70. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 28, 2011 and February 9, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 11.6% (+$4.51) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 9.3% (-$3.77) over that span.

Shares of Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) are trading at $29.15, down $2.52 (-8%) from a previous close of $31.67. Moody’s Corpo. provides credit ratings, credit and economic related research, data and analytical tools, risk management software and quantitative credit risk measures, credit portfolio management solutions and training services.

Stock Price Performance: During June 13, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $9.54 (-23.1%) from $41.21 to $31.67. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 4, 2010 and October 13, 2010 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 11.6% (+$2.87) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between April 29, 2011 and May 6, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 3.3% (-$1.28) over that span.

Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) stocks are trading at $29.42. This is $2.42 (-7.6%) below the previous close of $31.84, making the company one of the biggest price losers in the market today. Carnival Corporation is a cruise and vacation company operating in the United States and internationally. It offers a portfolio of various recognized cruise brands and provides cruises to all main vacation destinations. It has a North America segment separate from a Europe, Australia & Asia segment.

Stock Price Performance: During May 13, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $8.93 (-21.9%) from $40.77 to $31.84. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 27, 2010 and November 5, 2010 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 5.3% (+$2.20) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 13.1% (-$4.78) over that span.

Starwood Hotel & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) is among the price losers in the market today. Its shares are trading at $42.10, which is $3.09 (-6.8%) below the previous close of $45.19. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. operates hotel and leisure business. Its brand names include St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W, Westin and Le Mridien.

Stock Price Performance: During May 13, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $12.95 (-22.3%) from $58.14 to $45.19. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 14, 2011 and April 21, 2011 when shares rose for six-straight days, rising 7.4% (+$4.21) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between March 30, 2011 and April 11, 2011 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 3.3% (-$1.91) over that span.