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3 Stocks Improving Performance Of The Services Sector

Stock quotes in this article: VIPS, UPS, WFM

Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 7 points (0.0%) at 16,563 as of Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,349 issues advancing vs. 1,605 declining with 179 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Mattress Firm ( MFRM), up 4.2%, Fastenal ( FAST), up 2.2%, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), up 2.1%, VCA ( WOOF), up 2.0% and Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico SAB de CV ( PAC), up 1.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Caesars Entertainment ( CZR), down 11.6%, 51job ( JOBS), down 8.5%, TeleTech Holdings ( TTEC), down 7.1%, Convergys Corporation ( CVG), down 6.4% and CST Brands ( CST), down 5.4%.

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

3. Vipshop Holdings ( VIPS) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Vipshop Holdings is up $1.55 (0.7%) to $218.04 on average volume. Thus far, 707,596 shares of Vipshop Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $214.53-$221.70 after having opened the day at $218.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $216.49.

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 $11.7 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 158.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Vipshop Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate 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, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Vipshop Holdings Ratings Report now.

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