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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 35 points (-0.2%) at 18,458 as of Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,840 issues advancing vs. 1,054 declining with 156 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the sector include

Euronet Worldwide

(

EEFT

), up 7.2%,

Las Vegas Sands

(

LVS

), up 6.0%,

Melco Crown Entertainment

(

MPEL

), up 6.0%,

Sirius XM Holdings

(

SIRI

), up 5.9% and

JetBlue Airways

(

JBLU

), up 5.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

McDonald's

(

MCD

), down 4.2%,

Liberty Global

(

LBTYB

), down 1.7%,

Charter Communications

(

CHTR

), down 1.4%,

Walt Disney

(

DIS

), down 0.7% and

Twenty-First Century Fox

(

FOX

), down 0.5%.

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

3.

Kroger

(

KR

) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Kroger is up $0.38 (1.1%) to $36.16 on average volume. Thus far, 3.5 million shares of Kroger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.80-$36.46 after having opened the day at $36.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.79.

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The Kroger Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the United States. It also manufactures and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. The company operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores. Kroger has a market cap of $34.1 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 14.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Kroger a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Kroger

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 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

Kroger Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

eBay

(

EBAY

) is up $0.39 (1.3%) to $31.07 on average volume. Thus far, 6.7 million shares of eBay exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.56-$31.26 after having opened the day at $30.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.68.

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eBay Inc. operates e-commerce platforms that connect various buyers and sellers worldwide. Its platforms enable sellers to organize and offer inventory for sale; and buyers to find and buy it virtually anytime and anywhere. eBay has a market cap of $34.4 billion and is part of the specialty retail industry. Shares are up 11.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate eBay a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

eBay

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full

eBay Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Starbucks

(

SBUX

) is up $0.47 (0.8%) to $58.42 on average volume. Thus far, 6.0 million shares of Starbucks exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.20-$58.84 after having opened the day at $58.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.95.

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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 $84.8 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are down 3.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Starbucks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Starbucks

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

Starbucks 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

).