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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 21 points (0.1%) at 16,188 as of Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,791 issues advancing vs. 1,124 declining with 176 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the sector include

Hawaiian Holdings

(

HA

), up 14.6%,

Melco Crown Entertainment

(

MPEL

), up 6.0%,

FedEx

(

FDX

), up 2.8%,

MGM Resorts International

(

MGM

), up 2.6% and

Canadian National Railway

(

CNI

), up 2.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Total System Services

(

TSS

), down 11.1%,

AerCap Holdings

(

AER

), down 3.8%,

Priceline Group

(

PCLN

), down 3.5%,

Netflix

(

NFLX

), down 2.4% and

Vipshop Holdings

(

VIPS

), down 1.8%.

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

3.

Lowe's Companies

(

LOW

) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Lowe's Companies is up $0.42 (0.6%) to $70.42 on light volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Lowe's Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $69.66-$70.57 after having opened the day at $70.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.00.

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Lowe's Companies, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. The company offers products for maintenance, repair, remodeling, and home decorating. Lowe's Companies has a market cap of $64.0 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 7.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Lowe's Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Lowe's Companies

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, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

Lowe's Companies Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Target

(

TGT

) is up $0.63 (0.9%) to $71.07 on light volume. Thus far, 909,903 shares of Target exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $70.08-$71.23 after having opened the day at $70.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.44.

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Target Corporation operates as a general merchandise retailer in the United States and Canada. Target has a market cap of $42.5 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 3.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Target a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Target

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

Target Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Home Depot

(

HD

) is up $1.49 (1.2%) to $123.69 on light volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Home Depot exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $121.69-$123.72 after having opened the day at $122.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $122.20.

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The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. Home Depot has a market cap of $154.3 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 7.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Home Depot a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Home Depot

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, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

Home Depot 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

).