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3 Services Stocks Nudging The Sector Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading down 59 points (-0.4%) at 16,657 as of Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,380 issues advancing vs. 1,556 declining with 176 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the sector include Myriad Genetics (MYGN), up 4.4%, YY (YY), up 4.3%, Vipshop Holdings (VIPS), up 4.0%, Hertz Global Holdings (HTZ), up 2.5% and SBA Communications (SBAC), up 1.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include URS (URS), down 7.4%, LATAM Airlines Group (LFL), down 4.0%, Las Vegas Sands (LVS), down 2.8%, Kohl's (KSS), down 2.7% and Melco Crown Entertainment (MPEL), down 2.5%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

3. Ctrip.com International (CTRP) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Ctrip.com International is up $1.21 (2.4%) to $51.27 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Ctrip.com International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.95-$51.78 after having opened the day at $50.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.06.

Ctrip.com International, Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides travel services for hotel accommodations, ticketing services, packaged tours, and corporate travel management in China. Ctrip.com International has a market cap of $6.9 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 0.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Ctrip.com International a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ctrip.com International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Ctrip.com International Ratings Report now.

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