All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 63 points (0.4%) at 15,199 as of Monday, July 8, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,878 issues advancing vs. 1,083 declining with 93 unchanged. The Services sector currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.0%. Top gainers within the sector include Priceline.com ( PCLN), up 3.1%, Ryanair Holdings ( RYAAY), up 2.4%, Macy's ( M), up 2.0%, Luxottica Group ( LUX), up 2.0% and Sirius XM Radio ( SIRI), up 1.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Union Pacific ( UNP), down 1.3%, Visa ( V), down 1.1% and MasterCard Incorporated ( MA), down 0.7%. TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 5. Lowe's Companies ( LOW) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Lowe's Companies is up $0.53 (1.2%) to $43.31 on light volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Lowe's Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.87-$43.55 after having opened the day at $42.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.78. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It offers products for maintenance, repair, remodeling, and home decorating. Lowe's Companies has a market cap of $45.4 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 20.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Lowe's Companies a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Lowe's Companies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Lowe's Companies Ratings Report now. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.