5 Services Stocks Moving The Sector Upward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 47 points (-0.3%) at 15,521 as of Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 716 issues advancing vs. 2,228 declining with 95 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the sector include Lumber Liquidators Holdings ( LL), up 7.8%, Arrow Electronics ( ARW), up 5.0%, Total System Services ( TSS), up 4.8%, United Continental Holdings ( UAL), up 4.2% and Net Servicos De Comunicacao ( NETC), up 4.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Panera Bread Company ( PNRA), down 8.6%, Rollins ( ROL), down 6.0%, Norfolk Southern Corporation ( NSC), down 3.6%, Canadian Pacific Railway ( CP), down 3.2% and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide ( HOT), down 2.8%.

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

5. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation ( WYN) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation is up $1.65 (2.8%) to $61.56 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.15-$62.59 after having opened the day at $61.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.91.

Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides various hospitality services and products to individual consumers and business customers in the United States and internationally. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation has a market cap of $8.2 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 12.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Wyndham Worldwide Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wyndham Worldwide Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity 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 Wyndham Worldwide Corporation Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Moody's Corporation ( MCO) is up $2.59 (4.2%) to $64.90 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Moody's Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.95-$67.05 after having opened the day at $64.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.31.

Moody's Corporation provides credit ratings; and credit, capital markets, and economic related research, data, and analytical tools worldwide. Moody's Corporation has a market cap of $13.8 billion and is part of the diversified services industry. Shares are up 23.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Moody's Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Moody's Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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 Moody's Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, GameStop ( GME) is up $1.48 (3.5%) to $43.90 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of GameStop exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.72-$44.42 after having opened the day at $42.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.42.

GameStop Corp. operates as a video game retailer. GameStop has a market cap of $5.1 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 71.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate GameStop a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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

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2. As of noon trading, Delta Air Lines ( DAL) is up $0.58 (2.8%) to $21.02 on heavy volume. Thus far, 10.1 million shares of Delta Air Lines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.92-$21.64 after having opened the day at $21.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.45.

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 $17.4 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 71.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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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1. As of noon trading, eBay ( EBAY) is up $0.36 (0.7%) to $52.00 on heavy volume. Thus far, 9.4 million shares of eBay exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.60-$52.37 after having opened the day at $51.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.64.

eBay Inc. provides online platforms, tools, and services to help individuals and merchants in online and mobile commerce and payments in the United States and internationally. eBay has a market cap of $67.7 billion and is part of the internet industry. Shares are up 2.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 24 analysts that rate eBay a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates eBay 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, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full eBay 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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