All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 242 points (1.5%) at 16,127 as of Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,449 issues advancing vs. 538 declining with 103 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 1.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.0%. Top gainers within the sector include

Hertz Global Holdings

(

HTZ

), up 6.9%,

Royal Philips

(

PHG

), up 6.2%,

Cencosud

(

CNCO

), up 4.5%,

Rockwell Automation

(

ROK

), up 4.1% and

Discovery Communications

(

DISCK

), up 3.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Netflix

(

NFLX

), down 3.0%, and

Priceline Group

(

PCLN

), down 0.5%.

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 $0.76 (1.3%) to $58.47 on light volume. Thus far, 3.5 million shares of Starbucks exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.80-$58.73 after having opened the day at $57.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.71.

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Starbucks Corporation operates as a roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffee worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Americas; Europe, Middle East, and Africa; China/Asia Pacific; and Channel Development. Starbucks has a market cap of $87.9 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are down 3.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 19 analysts who rate Starbucks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Starbucks

TST Recommends

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Starbucks Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Comcast

(

CMCSA

) is up $0.39 (0.7%) to $54.60 on average volume. Thus far, 7.1 million shares of Comcast exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.95-$55.00 after having opened the day at $54.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.21.

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Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. Comcast has a market cap of $115.9 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are down 3.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 17 analysts who rate Comcast a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Comcast

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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and relatively strong performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Comcast Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Wal-Mart Stores

(

WMT

) is up $0.66 (1.1%) to $64.12 on light volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Wal-Mart Stores exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.26-$64.47 after having opened the day at $63.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.45.

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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. Wal-Mart Stores has a market cap of $200.7 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 3.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Wal-Mart Stores a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Wal-Mart Stores

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, poor profit margins and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full

Wal-Mart Stores 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

).