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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