All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 65 points (0.4%) at 17,698 as of Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,906 issues advancing vs. 1,052 declining with 157 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. Top gainers within the sector include

Royal Caribbean Cruises

(

RCL

), up 3.5%,

Carnival

(

CCL

), up 3.4%,

Vipshop Holdings

(

VIPS

), up 3.3%,

Norfolk Southern

(

NSC

), up 3.0% and

Luxottica Group SpA

(

LUX

), up 2.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Netflix

(

NFLX

), down 1.8%,

Time Warner

(

TWX

), down 1.0%,

Las Vegas Sands

(

LVS

), down 0.9%,

FedEx

(

FDX

), down 0.8% and

McGraw Hill Financial

(

MHFI

), down 0.8%.

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

3.

Costco Wholesale

(

COST

) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Costco Wholesale is up $2.28 (1.5%) to $157.54 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Costco Wholesale exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $155.65-$158.24 after having opened the day at $155.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $155.26.

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Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses. The company offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. Costco Wholesale has a market cap of $67.0 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 3.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Costco Wholesale a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Costco Wholesale

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Costco Wholesale Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Target

(

TGT

) is up $0.49 (0.6%) to $83.46 on light volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Target exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $82.97-$83.75 after having opened the day at $83.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.97.

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Target Corporation operates as a general merchandise retailer. Target has a market cap of $49.7 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 14.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Target a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Target

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Target Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

CVS Health

(

CVS

) is up $1.30 (1.3%) to $103.77 on light volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of CVS Health exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $102.75-$104.00 after having opened the day at $102.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $102.47.

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CVS Health Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated pharmacy health care services in the United States. It operates through Pharmacy Services and Retail/LTC segments. CVS Health has a market cap of $111.9 billion and is part of the health services industry. Shares are up 4.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 19 analysts who rate CVS Health a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

CVS Health

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, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

CVS Health 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

).