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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