5 Stocks Raising 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 11 points (-0.1%) at 15,227 as of Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 560 issues advancing vs. 2,425 declining with 97 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.58 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.37. Top gainers within the sector include AmerisourceBergen ( ABC), up 2.4%, Fiserv ( FISV), up 1.0%, Grupo Televisa S.A.B ( TV), up 1.0%, Cardinal Health ( CAH), up 0.9% and Magna International ( MGA), up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include AutoNation ( AN), down 3.69, Wynn Resorts ( WYNN), down 2.38, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide ( HOT), down 2.18, Tiffany ( TIF), down 1.83 and MGM Resorts International ( MGM), down 1.81.

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

5. Family Dollar Stores ( FDO) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Family Dollar Stores is up $0.83 (1.33) to $63.38 on average volume Thus far, 744,761 shares of Family Dollar Stores exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.86-$63.71 after having opened the day at $62.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.55.

Family Dollar Stores, Inc. operates a chain of self-service retail discount stores primarily for low- and middle-income consumers in the United States. Family Dollar Stores has a market cap of $7.1 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Family Dollar Stores a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Family Dollar Stores as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Family Dollar Stores Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, GameStop ( GME) is up $2.99 (8.55) to $37.98 on heavy volume Thus far, 5.1 million shares of GameStop exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.43-$38.68 after having opened the day at $36.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.99.

GameStop Corp. operates as a video game retailer. GameStop has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 46.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate GameStop a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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

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3. As of noon trading, Dollar General Corporation ( DG) is up $0.98 (1.95) to $51.33 on average volume Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Dollar General Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.16-$51.58 after having opened the day at $50.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.35.

Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, engages in the provision of various merchandise products in the United States. Dollar General Corporation has a market cap of $16.7 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.7, equal to the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 15.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Dollar General Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dollar General Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, 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 Dollar General Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Delta Air Lines ( DAL) is up $0.12 (0.65) to $18.71 on light volume Thus far, 4.2 million shares of Delta Air Lines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.06-$18.73 after having opened the day at $18.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.59.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo in the United States and internationally. Its route network is centered around a system of hub and international gateway airports in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Delta Air Lines has a market cap of $15.7 billion and is part of the transportation industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 54.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Delta Air Lines a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Delta Air Lines as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Delta Air Lines Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Home Depot ( HD) is up $0.52 (0.67) to $78.25 on average volume Thus far, 2.8 million shares of Home Depot exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.96-$78.53 after having opened the day at $77.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.73.

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. Home Depot has a market cap of $115.0 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 25.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Home Depot a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Home Depot as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Home Depot 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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