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5 Stocks Moving The Services Sector Upward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 112 points (-0.7%) at 15,897 as of Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 970 issues advancing vs. 1,886 declining with 143 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Krispy Kreme Doughnuts ( KKD), down 18.5%, Sears Holdings Corporation ( SHLD), down 4.2%, Canadian Pacific Railway ( CP), down 3.0%, Yum Brands ( YUM), down 2.7% and United Continental Holdings ( UAL), down 2.5%.

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

5. Genuine Parts Company ( GPC) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Genuine Parts Company is up $1.83 (2.2%) to $84.15 on heavy volume. Thus far, 727,597 shares of Genuine Parts Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 707,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $82.39-$84.89 after having opened the day at $82.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.32.

Genuine Parts Company distributes automotive replacement parts, industrial replacement parts, office products, and electrical/electronic materials in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Canada. Genuine Parts Company has a market cap of $12.8 billion and is part of the wholesale industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 29.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Genuine Parts Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Genuine Parts Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Genuine Parts Company Ratings Report now.

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