Walgreen and CVS Lead These 5 Services Stocks Lower: CVS, WAG, PSA, WU, CTAS

Through most of the trading day on Friday, September 23, 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.

CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS) is among the price losers in the sector as its stock price is $34.05, down 55 cents (-1.6%) from the previous close of $34.61. CVS Caremark Corporation provides prescriptions and related health care services and products.

Stock Price Performance: From June 28, 2011, to September 22, 2011, the stock price had fallen $1.97 (-5.4%) from $36.58 to $34.61. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 30, 2010 and December 14, 2010 when shares rose for 11 straight trading days, rising 9.9% (+$3.05). It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 4.7% (-$1.79).

Shares of Walgreens (NYSE:WAG) are trading at $34.64, down 65 cents (-1.7%) from the previous close of $35.23. Walgreen Co. operates retail drug store and general merchandise. It is engaged in the retail sale of prescription and non-prescription drugs and general merchandise.

Stock Price Performance: From June 27, 2011, to September 21, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.10 (-12.3%) from $41.47 to $36.37. It saw one of its worst periods between May 27, 2011 and June 7, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 1.8% (-78 cents). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between May 6, 2011 and May 16, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 6.6% (+$2.75).

Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) is one of the sector losers in price. Its shares are trading at $112.73, down $2.05 (-1.7%) from the previous close of $114.70. Public Storage is a real estate investment trust (REIT) with a focus on the acquisition, development, ownership and operation of self-storage facilities. The company provides individuals and businesses with storage spaces for lease, generally on a month-to-month basis.

Stock Price Performance: From September 16, 2011, to September 22, 2011, the stock price had dropped $8.24 (-6.7%) from $122.94 to $114.70. It saw one of its worst periods between October 22, 2010 and October 29, 2010 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 3.7% (-$3.74). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 23, 2011 and July 8, 2011 when shares rose for 11 straight trading days, rising 9.8% (+$10.55).

Shares of The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) are trading at $15.06, down 21 cents (-1.3%) from the previous close of $15.26. The Western Union Company is engaged in global money transfer and payment services.

Stock Price Performance: From June 28, 2011, to September 22, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.26 (-21.8%) from $19.52 to $15.26. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 16, 2011 and March 28, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 6.9% (+$1.40). It saw one of its worst periods between September 15, 2011 and September 22, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 7% (-$1.15).

Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) stocks are trading at $28.30. This is 51 cents (-1.6%) below the previous close of $28.77, making the company one of the biggest price losers in the sector today. Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized products and services to businesses of all types mainly throughout the United States and Canada.

Stock Price Performance: From July 27, 2011, to September 22, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.88 (-11.9%) from $32.65 to $28.77. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 28, 2011 and February 7, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 5.3% (+$1.47). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 10.1% (-$3.48).