3 Services Stocks Moving The Sector Upward - TheStreet

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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 62 points (0.4%) at 16,880 as of Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,323 issues advancing vs. 662 declining with 163 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 1.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. Top gainers within the sector include

Buffalo Wild Wings

(

BWLD

), up 12.2%,

Rite Aid

(

RAD

), up 6.2%,

AutoNation

(

AN

), up 6.0%,

Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao

(

CBD

), up 4.0% and

Hertz Global Holdings

(

HTZ

), up 3.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Las Vegas Sands

(

LVS

), down 3.0%,

McKesson

(

MCK

), down 1.6%,

Target

(

TGT

), down 1.4% and

TJX Companies

(

TJX

), down 0.9%.

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

3.

Comcast

(

CMCSA

) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Comcast is up $0.66 (1.2%) to $54.70 on average volume. Thus far, 7.5 million shares of Comcast exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.15-$55.04 after having opened the day at $54.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.05.

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Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. Comcast has a market cap of $116.7 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 4.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 16 analysts who rate Comcast a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Comcast

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

Comcast Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Priceline Group

(

PCLN

) is up $10.74 (0.9%) to $1,145.00 on light volume. Thus far, 211,370 shares of Priceline Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 830,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $1,133.70-$1,147.58 after having opened the day at $1,135.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1,134.26.

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The Priceline Group Inc. operates as an online travel company. Priceline Group has a market cap of $59.7 billion and is part of the diversified services industry. Shares are down 2.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 16 analysts who rate Priceline Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Priceline Group

as a

buy

. 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

Priceline Group Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Amazon.com

(

AMZN

) is up $6.54 (2.3%) to $296.51 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Amazon.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $289.76-$298.00 after having opened the day at $289.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $289.97.

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Amazon.com, Inc. operates as an online retailer in North America and internationally. The company operates in two segments, North America and International. Amazon.com has a market cap of $132.6 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 28.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 18 analysts who rate Amazon.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Amazon.com

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, poor profit margins and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full

Amazon.com Ratings Report

now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 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

).

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