5 Services Stocks Pushing The Sector Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 72 points (0.5%) at 14,749 as of Thursday, April 25, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,049 issues advancing vs. 833 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 1.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.7%. Top gainers within the sector include Cabela's ( CAB), up 15.3%, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company ( RRD), up 14.8%, Royal Caribbean Cruises ( RCL), up 7.4%, Service Corporation International ( SCI), up 7.3% and LKQ Corporation ( LKQ), up 6.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Safeway ( SWY), down 17.13, Kroger ( KR), down 2.40, Charter Communications ( CHTR), down 1.70, Whole Foods Market ( WFM), down 1.19 and Yum Brands ( YUM), down 1.21.

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

5. United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B ( UPS) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B is up $1.65 (1.98) to $85.15 on average volume Thus far, 2.3 million shares of United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $84.18-$85.48 after having opened the day at $84.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $83.50.

United Parcel Service, Inc., a package delivery company, provides transportation, logistics, and financial services in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain and Freight. The U.S. United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B has a market cap of $60.8 billion and is part of the transportation industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 100.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, premium valuation and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B Ratings Report now.

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