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5 Stocks Boosting The Services Sector Higher

Stock quotes in this article: VIPS, LCC, DISH, WFM, WMT#Sector

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 41 points (-0.3%) at 14,800 as of Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 850 issues advancing vs. 2,040 declining with 117 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the sector include LATAM Airlines Group S.A ( LFL), up 2.0%, Delta Air Lines ( DAL), up 1.7%, Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS), up 1.0%, United Continental Holdings ( UAL), up 1.2% and Time Warner Cable ( TWC), up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Krispy Kreme Doughnuts ( KKD), down 14.0%, Avnet ( AVT), down 2.6%, Delhaize Group ( DEG), down 2.5%, Luxottica Group ( LUX), down 2.0% and Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), down 1.7%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

5. Vipshop Holdings ( VIPS) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Vipshop Holdings is up $2.24 (5.5%) to $42.74 on heavy volume. Thus far, 821,886 shares of Vipshop Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 633,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.50-$44.05 after having opened the day at $41.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.50.

Vipshop Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as an online discount retailer for various brands in the People's Republic of China. Vipshop Holdings has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 127.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Vipshop Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vipshop Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Vipshop Holdings Ratings Report now.

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