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 31 points (0.2%) at 16,096 as of Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,434 issues advancing vs. 1,496 declining with 119 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Giant Interactive Group ( GA), up 11.9%, Sears Holdings Corporation ( SHLD), up 3.9%, Rite Aid Corporation ( RAD), up 3.6%, Burger King Worldwide ( BKW), up 3.3% and United Continental Holdings ( UAL), up 3.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include ADT Corporation ( ADT), down 6.9%, Hain Celestial Group ( HAIN), down 3.2%, Cencosud ( CNCO), down 1.3%, Moody's Corporation ( MCO), down 0.9% and Yum Brands ( YUM), down 0.8%.

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

5. Macy's ( M) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Macy's is up $0.74 (1.4%) to $52.00 on light volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Macy's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.40-$52.13 after having opened the day at $51.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.26.

Macy's, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates stores and Internet Websites in the United States. Macy's has a market cap of $19.1 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 30.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Macy's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Macy's as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. 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 Macy's Ratings Report now.

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