5 Services Stocks Moving The Sector Upward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 46 points (-0.3%) at 15,208 as of Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 12:49 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,093 issues advancing vs. 1,832 declining with 114 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.15 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.24. Top gainers within the sector include Liberty Media Corporation ( LMCA), up 13.5%, GameStop ( GME), up 4.2%, Ctrip.com International ( CTRP), up 3.8%, Staples ( SPLS), up 3.0% and AutoNation ( AN), up 2.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Dollar General Corporation ( DG), down 7.53, Dillards ( DDS), down 4.27, Marriott International ( MAR), down 2.49, Canadian Pacific Railway ( CP), down 2.48 and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide ( HOT), down 2.25.

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

5. Best Buy ( BBY) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Best Buy is up $0.48 (1.75) to $27.84 on light volume Thus far, 3.2 million shares of Best Buy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.18-$28.04 after having opened the day at $27.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.36.

Best Buy Co., Inc. operates as a retailer of consumer electronics, computing and mobile phone products, entertainment products, appliances, and related services primarily in the United States, Europe, Canada, and China. Best Buy has a market cap of $9.4 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 132.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Best Buy a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Best Buy as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally high debt management risk. Get the full Best Buy Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Target ( TGT) is up $1.20 (1.68) to $72.24 on heavy volume Thus far, 4.4 million shares of Target exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $71.65-$72.77 after having opened the day at $71.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $71.05.

Target Corporation operates general merchandise stores in the United States. Target has a market cap of $44.6 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Target a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Target as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Target Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Comcast ( CMCSA) is up $0.40 (0.99) to $40.86 on average volume Thus far, 5.4 million shares of Comcast exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.37-$41.11 after having opened the day at $40.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.46.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. Comcast has a market cap of $85.5 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 19 analysts that rate Comcast a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Comcast as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Comcast Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Walt Disney ( DIS) is up $0.75 (1.18) to $64.55 on average volume Thus far, 4.1 million shares of Walt Disney exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.86-$64.89 after having opened the day at $63.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.80.

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 $113.6 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 26.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Walt Disney a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Walt Disney Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Netflix ( NFLX) is up $3.64 (1.64) to $225.61 on average volume Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Netflix exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $218.57-$227.55 after having opened the day at $220.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $221.97.

Netflix, Inc. provides Internet television network service that enables subscribers to stream TV shows and movies directly on TVs, computers, and mobile devices in the United States and internationally. Netflix has a market cap of $12.7 billion and is part of the specialty retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 538.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 144.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Netflix a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Netflix as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Netflix Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 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).

A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.

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