Today's Top Performers In Services

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 63 points (0.4%) at 14,888 as of Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,979 issues advancing vs. 942 declining with 102 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. Top gainers within the sector include Guess ( GES), up 12.3%, Zillow ( Z), up 6.8%, Tractor Supply ( TSCO), up 3.3%, Interpublic Group of Cos ( IPG), up 2.8% and Liberty Global ( LBTYA), up 2.4%.

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

5. Delta Air Lines ( DAL) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Delta Air Lines is up $0.51 (2.7%) to $19.64 on average volume. Thus far, 5.7 million shares of Delta Air Lines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.33-$19.77 after having opened the day at $19.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.13.

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 70.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Delta Air Lines a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Delta Air Lines 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, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Delta Air Lines Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS) is up $1.35 (1.9%) to $73.10 on light volume. Thus far, 653,310 shares of Michael Kors Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $71.53-$73.22 after having opened the day at $71.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $71.75.

Michael Kors Holdings Limited engages in the design, marketing, distribution, and retailing of branded women's apparel and accessories, and men's apparel. The company operates in three segments: Retail, Wholesale, and Licensing. Michael Kors Holdings has a market cap of $14.7 billion and is part of the specialty retail industry. Shares are up 39.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Michael Kors Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Michael Kors Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, robust revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock itself is trading at a premium valuation. Get the full Michael Kors Holdings Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, CVS Caremark ( CVS) is up $1.02 (1.8%) to $58.30 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of CVS Caremark exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.07-$58.36 after having opened the day at $57.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.28.

CVS Caremark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated pharmacy health care services in the United States. CVS Caremark has a market cap of $71.5 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 19.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate CVS Caremark a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CVS Caremark as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full CVS Caremark Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Walgreen Company ( WAG) is up $0.67 (1.4%) to $47.74 on light volume. Thus far, 757,273 shares of Walgreen Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.85-$47.92 after having opened the day at $46.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.07.

Walgreen Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates a network of drugstores in the United States. It provides consumer goods and services, pharmacy, and health and wellness services through drugstores, as well as through mail, and by telephone and online. Walgreen Company has a market cap of $46.1 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 27.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Walgreen Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Walgreen Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Walgreen Company Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Walt Disney ( DIS) is up $0.60 (1.0%) to $61.41 on light volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Walt Disney exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.55-$61.52 after having opened the day at $60.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.81.

The Walt Disney Company operates as an entertainment company worldwide. Its Media Networks segment engages in broadcast television network, television production and distribution, television stations, broadcast radio networks and stations, and publishing and digital operations. Walt Disney has a market cap of $109.6 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 21.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Walt Disney a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Walt Disney as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Walt Disney 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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