All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 166 points (-1.0%) at 16,455 as of Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 990 issues advancing vs. 1,939 declining with 142 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.9%. Top gainers within the sector include

Newport

(

NEWP

), up 51.3%,

Macy's

(

M

), up 2.7% and

Dollar General

(

DG

), up 1.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Discovery Communications

(

DISCA

), down 3.5%,

Expeditors International of Washington

(

EXPD

), down 3.9%,

Canadian Pacific Railway

(

CP

), down 2.6%,

Union Pacific

(

UNP

), down 2.6% and

CSX

(

CSX

), down 2.4%.

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

3.

Scripps Networks Interactive

(

SNI

) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Scripps Networks Interactive is up $1.82 (3.3%) to $57.65 on average volume. Thus far, 996,752 shares of Scripps Networks Interactive exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.34-$59.15 after having opened the day at $57.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.83.

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Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. develops lifestyle-oriented content for linear and interactive video platforms in the United States, the United Kingdom and other European markets, the Middle East and Africa, the Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. Scripps Networks Interactive has a market cap of $7.1 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 1.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Scripps Networks Interactive a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Scripps Networks Interactive

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full

Scripps Networks Interactive Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Target

(

TGT

) is up $0.34 (0.5%) to $72.81 on light volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Target exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $72.66-$73.65 after having opened the day at $72.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $72.47.

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Target Corporation operates as a general merchandise retailer in the United States and Canada. Target has a market cap of $44.6 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 0.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 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, reasonable valuation levels 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 $0.98 (0.8%) to $123.83 on heavy volume. Thus far, 6.6 million shares of Home Depot exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $123.35-$127.19 after having opened the day at $127.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $122.85.

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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 7.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Home Depot a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 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 solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. 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

).