3 Stocks Pushing The Services Sector Higher - TheStreet

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 12 points (0.1%) at 17,830 as of Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, 12:15 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,420 issues advancing vs. 1,510 declining with 216 unchanged.

The Services sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the sector include

Signet Jewelers

(

SIG

), up 5.9%,

Canadian National Railway

(

CNI

), up 2.4%,

Comcast

(

CMCSK

), up 2.1%,

MasterCard

(

MA

), up 1.8% and

Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao

(

CBD

), up 2.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Casey's General Stores

(

CASY

), down 8.4%,

Pandora Media

(

P

), down 5.9%,

Melco Crown Entertainment

(

MPEL

), down 2.1%,

Moody's Corporation

(

MCO

), down 1.6% and

Gap

(

GPS

), down 1.4%.

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

3.

TJX Companies

(

TJX

) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, TJX Companies is up $1.04 (1.6%) to $64.55 on average volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of TJX Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $64.30-$64.94 after having opened the day at $64.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.51.

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The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. The company operates in four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX Europe. TJX Companies has a market cap of $44.0 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 0.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate TJX Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

TJX Companies

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, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

TJX Companies Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Target

(

TGT

) is up $0.42 (0.6%) to $71.98 on average volume. Thus far, 2.7 million shares of Target exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $71.36-$72.10 after having opened the day at $71.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $71.57.

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Target Corporation operates general merchandise stores in the United States and Canada. Target has a market cap of $45.3 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 13.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Target a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Target

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

Target Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Time Warner Cable

(

TWC

) is up $2.55 (1.8%) to $148.04 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Time Warner Cable exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $145.62-$148.95 after having opened the day at $145.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $145.49.

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Time Warner Cable Inc., together with its subsidiaries, offers video, high-speed data, and voice services in the United States. Time Warner Cable has a market cap of $40.0 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 7.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Time Warner Cable a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Time Warner Cable

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Time Warner Cable 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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