5 Services Stocks Driving The Sector Higher

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 18 points (0.1%) at 15,482 as of Monday, July 15, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,893 issues advancing vs. 1,042 declining with 108 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include DISH Network ( DISH), up 4.0%, Tiffany ( TIF), up 3.6%, MGM Resorts International ( MGM), up 3.1%, CH Robinson Worldwide ( CHRW), up 2.7% and Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao ( CBD), up 2.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS), down 2.2%, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), down 1.5%, SBA Communications ( SBAC), down 1.1%, Amazon.com ( AMZN), down 0.8% and Ryanair Holdings ( RYAAY), down 0.8%.

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

5. Wynn Resorts ( WYNN) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Wynn Resorts is up $1.82 (1.4%) to $132.60 on light volume. Thus far, 507,112 shares of Wynn Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $130.56-$132.83 after having opened the day at $130.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $130.78.

Wynn Resorts, Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, ownership, and operation of destination casino resorts. Wynn Resorts has a market cap of $13.3 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 17.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Wynn Resorts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wynn Resorts as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Wynn Resorts Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Delta Air Lines ( DAL) is up $0.23 (1.2%) to $19.52 on light volume. Thus far, 3.3 million shares of Delta Air Lines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.22-$19.68 after having opened the day at $19.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.29.

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 $16.2 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 58.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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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3. As of noon trading, Yum Brands ( YUM) is up $1.27 (1.8%) to $71.91 on average volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Yum Brands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $70.79-$72.02 after having opened the day at $70.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.64.

YUM! Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates quick service restaurants in the United States and internationally. It operates in six segments: YUM Restaurants China, YUM Restaurants International, Taco Bell U.S., KFC U.S., Pizza Hut U.S., and YUM Restaurants India. Yum Brands has a market cap of $32.2 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 7.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Yum Brands a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Yum Brands as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Yum Brands Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, FedEx Corporation ( FDX) is up $0.80 (0.8%) to $103.09 on light volume. Thus far, 972,075 shares of FedEx Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $102.14-$103.73 after having opened the day at $102.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $102.29.

FedEx Corporation provides transportation, e-commerce, and business services in the United States and internationally. It operates in four segments: FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, and FedEx Services. FedEx Corporation has a market cap of $33.1 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 13.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate FedEx Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates FedEx Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels 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 FedEx Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Time Warner Cable ( TWC) is up $0.75 (0.7%) to $115.91 on light volume. Thus far, 513,473 shares of Time Warner Cable exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $114.82-$116.60 after having opened the day at $115.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $115.16.

Time Warner Cable Inc., together with its subsidiaries, offers video, high-speed data, and voice services to residential and business service customers over its broadband cable systems in the United States. Time Warner Cable has a market cap of $33.6 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 18.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Time Warner Cable a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Time Warner Cable as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Time Warner Cable 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).

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