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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 111 points (0.6%) at 17,830 as of Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, 12:10 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,321 issues advancing vs. 688 declining with 133 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. Top gainers within the sector include

Sothebys

(

BID

), up 8.3%,

Ross Stores

(

ROST

), up 6.9%,

Hertz Global Holdings

(

HTZ

), up 5.1%,

Melco Crown Entertainment

(

MPEL

), up 4.8% and

Tyco International

(

TYC

), up 4.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Wesco Aircraft Holdings

(

WAIR

), down 13.1%,

Lions Gate Entertainment

(

LGF

), down 5.3%,

Ryanair Holdings

(

RYAAY

), down 0.6%,

United Continental Holdings

(

UAL

), down 0.9% and

Southwest Airlines

(

LUV

), down 0.8%.

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

3.

Starbucks

(

SBUX

) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Starbucks is up $1.42 (1.8%) to $79.62 on average volume. Thus far, 3.0 million shares of Starbucks exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $78.77-$79.75 after having opened the day at $79.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.20.

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Starbucks Corporation operates as a roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffee worldwide. Its stores offer coffee and tea beverages, packaged roasted whole bean and ground coffees, single serve products, and juices and bottled water. Starbucks has a market cap of $58.2 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are down 0.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 15 analysts who rate Starbucks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Starbucks

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Starbucks Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

United Parcel Service

(

UPS

) is up $1.17 (1.1%) to $107.88 on average volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of United Parcel Service exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $107.61-$108.55 after having opened the day at $107.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $106.71.

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United Parcel Service, Inc., a package delivery company, provides transportation, logistics, and financial services in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain & Freight. The U.S. United Parcel Service has a market cap of $74.2 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 1.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate United Parcel Service a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

United Parcel Service

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

United Parcel Service Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Union Pacific

(

UNP

) is up $1.82 (1.5%) to $122.73 on average volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of Union Pacific exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $121.22-$122.79 after having opened the day at $122.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $120.91.

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Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, provides rail transportation services in the United States. Union Pacific has a market cap of $107.1 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 43.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 16 analysts who rate Union Pacific a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Union Pacific

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full

Union Pacific 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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