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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