5 Stocks Pushing The Services Sector Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 30 points (-0.2%) at 14,005 as of Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, 12:04 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 991 issues advancing vs. 1,875 declining with 138 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. Top gainers within the sector include NetSpend Holdings ( NTSP), up 28.5%, Six Flags Entertainment ( SIX), up 5.5%, Kohl's ( KSS), up 1.7%, LKQ Corporation ( LKQ), up 1.2% and Luxottica Group ( LUX), up 1.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Total System Services ( TSS), down 5.2%, Trinity Industries ( TRN), down 4.7%, Staples ( SPLS), down 4.0%, Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS), down 2.9% and Netflix ( NFLX), down 2.6%.

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

5. Grupo Televisa S.A ( TV) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Grupo Televisa S.A is up $0.26 (0.9%) to $28.39 on average volume Thus far, 545,130 shares of Grupo Televisa S.A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.07-$28.57 after having opened the day at $28.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.13.

Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. operates as a media company. Grupo Televisa S.A has a market cap of $31.7 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Grupo Televisa S.A a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Grupo Televisa S.A 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Grupo Televisa S.A Ratings Report now.

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