4 Stocks Moving The Services Sector Upward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 72 points (-0.5%) at 15,564 as of Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, 12:54 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 854 issues advancing vs. 2,087 declining with 92 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. Top gainers within the sector include Netflix ( NFLX), up 2.3%, eBay ( EBAY), up 1.1%, Royal Philips ( PHG), up 1.1%, Ryanair Holdings ( RYAAY), up 1.2% and Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOXA), up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Zillow ( Z), down 8.5%, Darden Restaurants ( DRI), down 6.0%, GameStop ( GME), down 5.0%, Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation ( LGF), down 4.3% and Kirby ( KEX), down 4.1%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

4. Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOX) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Twenty-First Century Fox is up $0.28 (0.8%) to $33.10 on average volume. Thus far, 783,495 shares of Twenty-First Century Fox exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.77-$33.29 after having opened the day at $32.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.82.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. operates as a diversified media and entertainment company worldwide. Twenty-First Century Fox has a market cap of $26.0 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 24.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Twenty-First Century Fox a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Twenty-First Century Fox 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Twenty-First Century Fox Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Liberty Global ( LBTYK) is up $0.69 (0.9%) to $75.51 on average volume. Thus far, 548,314 shares of Liberty Global exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 936,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.60-$75.61 after having opened the day at $74.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.82.

Liberty Global plc, an international cable company, provides television, broadband Internet, and telephony services. Liberty Global has a market cap of $12.5 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 28.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Liberty Global 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, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Liberty Global Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Omnicom Group ( OMC) is up $0.37 (0.6%) to $65.57 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Omnicom Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.57-$65.99 after having opened the day at $65.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.20.

Omnicom Group Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides advertising, marketing, and corporate communications services in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia pacific. Omnicom Group has a market cap of $17.1 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 32.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Omnicom Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Omnicom Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Omnicom Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Amazon.com ( AMZN) is up $3.27 (1.1%) to $315.33 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.7 million shares of Amazon.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $312.41-$320.57 after having opened the day at $312.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $312.06.

Amazon.com, Inc. operates as an online retailer in North America and internationally. The company operates in two segments, North America and International. Amazon.com has a market cap of $139.0 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 24.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 24 analysts that rate Amazon.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Amazon.com as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Amazon.com Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 4 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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