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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 40 points (-0.2%) at 17,811 as of Thursday, May 26, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,440 issues advancing vs. 1,460 declining with 179 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.0%. Top gainers within the sector include

Dollar Tree

(

DLTR

), up 12.7%,

Copart

(

CPRT

), up 9.1%,

Kroger

(

KR

), up 1.8%,

Netflix

(

NFLX

), up 1.5% and

Luxottica Group SpA

(

LUX

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

Royal Caribbean Cruises

(

RCL

), down 3.1%,

Las Vegas Sands

(

LVS

), down 2.2%,

Hilton Worldwide Holdings

(

HLT

), down 2.0%,

Charter Communications

(

CHTR

), down 1.9% and

McKesson

(

MCK

), down 1.5%.

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

3.

Costco Wholesale

(

COST

) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Costco Wholesale is up $5.72 (4.0%) to $150.26 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.2 million shares of Costco Wholesale exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $147.70-$153.88 after having opened the day at $149.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $144.54.

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Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses. The company offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. Costco Wholesale has a market cap of $62.6 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 10.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate Costco Wholesale a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Costco Wholesale

as a

buy

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

Costco Wholesale Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Alibaba Group

(

BABA

) is up $2.62 (3.5%) to $78.21 on heavy volume. Thus far, 17.8 million shares of Alibaba Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.80-$78.62 after having opened the day at $76.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.59.

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Alibaba Group Holding Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as an online and mobile commerce company in the People's Republic of China and internationally. Alibaba Group has a market cap of $200.4 billion and is part of the specialty retail industry. Shares are down 7.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 16 analysts who rate Alibaba Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Alibaba Group

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, robust revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full

Alibaba Group Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Amazon.com

(

AMZN

) is up $4.87 (0.7%) to $713.22 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Amazon.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $707.29-$714.80 after having opened the day at $708.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $708.35.

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Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the retail sale of consumer products in North America and internationally. It operates through the North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) segments. Amazon.com has a market cap of $332.3 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 4.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 25 analysts who rate Amazon.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Amazon.com

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins 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

Amazon.com 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

).