5 Stocks Pushing The Services Sector Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 19 points (-0.1%) at 13,006 as of Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,239 issues advancing vs. 1,655 declining with 129 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Ctrip.com International ( CTRP), up 3.4%, Sirius XM Radio ( SIRI), up 2.4%, Liberty Global ( LBTYK), up 2.2%, Brazilian Distribution Company ( CBD), up 1.8% and Las Vegas Sands ( LVS), up 1.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Madison Square Garden ( MSG), down 3.1%, Netflix ( NFLX), down 2.5%, Kansas City Southern ( KSU), down 2.4%, Delta Air Lines ( DAL), down 2.0% and Tractor Supply ( TSCO), down 1.9%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

5. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation ( WYN) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation is up $1.15 (2.3%) to $50.24 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.60-$50.37 after having opened the day at $49.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.09.

Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides various hospitality products and services to individual consumers and business customers in the United States and internationally. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation has a market cap of $6.8 billion and is part of the leisure industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 29.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Wyndham Worldwide Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wyndham Worldwide Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Wyndham Worldwide Corporation Ratings Report now.

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