3 Stocks Raising The Services Sector Higher - TheStreet

One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 7 points (0.0%) at 17,806 as of Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,737 issues advancing vs. 1,177 declining with 175 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the sector include

Kroger

(

KR

), up 2.6%,

American Airlines Group

(

AAL

), up 2.2%,

United Continental Holdings

(

UAL

), up 1.9%,

Royal Philips

(

PHG

), up 1.5% and

Luxottica Group SpA

(

LUX

), up 1.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Melco Crown Entertainment

(

MPEL

), down 4.3%,

Walt Disney

(

DIS

), down 3.3%,

Ctrip.com International

(

CTRP

), down 2.3% and

Las Vegas Sands

(

LVS

), down 1.6%.

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

3.

Walgreens Boots Alliance

(

WBA

) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Walgreens Boots Alliance is up $1.64 (2.0%) to $85.04 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $83.46-$85.20 after having opened the day at $83.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $83.40.

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Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. operates as a pharmacy-led health and wellbeing company. The company operates through three segments: Retail Pharmacy USA, Retail Pharmacy International, and Pharmaceutical Wholesale. Walgreens Boots Alliance has a market cap of $90.8 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 9.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Walgreens Boots Alliance a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Walgreens Boots Alliance

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

Walgreens Boots Alliance Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

CVS Health

(

CVS

) is up $1.02 (1.1%) to $94.92 on light volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of CVS Health exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $94.01-$95.05 after having opened the day at $94.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.90.

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CVS Health Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated pharmacy health care services in the United States. The company operates through Pharmacy Services and Retail Pharmacy segments. CVS Health has a market cap of $104.0 billion and is part of the health services industry. Shares are down 2.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 14 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, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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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1. As of noon trading,

Netflix

(

NFLX

) is up $1.45 (1.2%) to $125.61 on light volume. Thus far, 4.7 million shares of Netflix exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 20.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $123.59-$126.39 after having opened the day at $123.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $124.16.

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Netflix, Inc., an Internet television network, engages in the Internet delivery of TV shows and movies directly on TVs, computers, and mobile devices in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Domestic Streaming, International Streaming, and Domestic DVD. Netflix has a market cap of $53.1 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 154.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 17 analysts who rate Netflix a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Netflix

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, robust revenue growth and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full

Netflix Ratings Report

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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

).