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5 Stocks Pushing The Services Sector Higher

1. As of noon trading, Amazon.com ( AMZN) is up $2.75 (1.2%) to $237.08 on average volume Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Amazon.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $234.45-$237.75 after having opened the day at $235.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $234.33.

Amazon.com, Inc. operates as an online retailer in North America and internationally. It operates retail Websites, such as amazon.com and amazon.ca. The company serves consumers through its retail Websites and focuses on selection, price, and convenience. Amazon.com has a market cap of $105.3 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 2905.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 34.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 23 analysts that rate Amazon.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Amazon.com as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Amazon.com Ratings Report now.

If you are interested in one of these 5 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).

A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.

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