Today's Top Performers In Services

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 41 points (-0.3%) at 15,444 as of Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 951 issues advancing vs. 1,969 declining with 95 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. Top gainers within the sector include Bally Technologies ( BYI), up 7.4%, Rite Aid Corporation ( RAD), up 5.7%, LATAM Airlines Group S.A ( LFL), up 1.3%, CSX ( CSX), up 0.9% and Norfolk Southern Corporation ( NSC), up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Net Servicos De Comunicacao ( NETC), down 4.9%, Avis Budget Group ( CAR), down 4.3%, Abercrombie & Fitch Company ( ANF), down 3.0%, J.C. Penney ( JCP), down 3.0% and Grupo Televisa S.A.B ( TV), down 2.4%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

3. Royal Philips ( PHG) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Royal Philips is up $0.20 (0.7%) to $29.76 on average volume. Thus far, 399,412 shares of Royal Philips exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 869,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.56-$29.92 after having opened the day at $29.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.56.

Koninklijke Philips N.V. engages in the healthcare, lighting, and consumer lifestyle businesses worldwide. Royal Philips has a market cap of $26.5 billion and is part of the consumer durables industry. Shares are up 10.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Royal Philips a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Philips as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Royal Philips Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, News Corporation ( NWSA) is up $0.25 (1.7%) to $14.92 on light volume. Thus far, 4.5 million shares of News Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.57-$15.05 after having opened the day at $14.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.67.

News Corporation operates as a diversified media company worldwide. News Corporation has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are unchanged year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate News Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates News 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, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full News Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Netflix ( NFLX) is up $4.42 (1.7%) to $262.40 on average volume. Thus far, 2.8 million shares of Netflix exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $257.03-$266.37 after having opened the day at $257.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $257.98.

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 $14.4 billion and is part of the specialty retail industry. Shares are up 177.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Netflix a buy, 5 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 3 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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