Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 15 points (0.1%) at 15,467 as of Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,986 issues advancing vs. 913 declining with 127 unchanged. The Services sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the sector include United Rentals ( URI), up 8.0%, United Continental Holdings ( UAL), up 4.9%, Net Servicos De Comunicacao ( NETC), up 4.2%, Portfolio Recovery Associates ( PRAA), up 3.6% and LATAM Airlines Group S.A ( LFL), up 3.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), down 2.9%, Pandora Media ( P), down 2.5%, J.C. Penney ( JCP), down 2.4%, Delhaize Group ( DEG), down 1.3% and Best Buy ( BBY), down 1.3%. TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 5. Kroger ( KR) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Kroger is up $0.33 (0.9%) to $38.46 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Kroger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.04-$38.51 after having opened the day at $38.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.13. The Kroger Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the United States. The company also manufactures and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. It operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores. Kroger has a market cap of $19.6 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 46.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Kroger a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Kroger as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. 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 Kroger 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.