5 Stocks Improving Performance Of The Services Sector

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 31 points (-0.2%) at 14,506 as of Friday, April 19, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,094 issues advancing vs. 778 declining with 149 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.7%. Top gainers within the sector include Chipotle Mexican Grill ( CMG), up 9.8%, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), up 3.1%, CarMax ( KMX), up 3.0%, Wynn Resorts ( WYNN), up 2.9% and CBS Corporation ( CBS), up 2.9%.

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

5. Walt Disney ( DIS) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Walt Disney is up $1.23 (2.04) to $61.22 on average volume Thus far, 5.0 million shares of Walt Disney exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.25-$61.34 after having opened the day at $60.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.99.

The Walt Disney Company operates as an entertainment company worldwide. Its Media Networks segment engages in broadcast television network, television production and distribution, television stations, broadcast radio networks and stations, and publishing and digital operations. Walt Disney has a market cap of $109.6 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Walt Disney as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Walt Disney Ratings Report now.

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