Services Stocks On The Rise With Help From 5 Stocks

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 21 points (0.1%) at 16,093 as of Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,560 issues advancing vs. 1,331 declining with 131 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Men's Wearhouse ( MW), up 8.3%, Tiffany ( TIF), up 7.9%, Rite Aid Corporation ( RAD), up 5.0%, Ryanair Holdings ( RYAAY), up 4.8% and Copart ( CPRT), up 4.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Cracker Barrel Old Country Store ( CBRL), down 5.7%, DSW ( DSW), down 5.4%, United Continental Holdings ( UAL), down 2.0%, AutoZone ( AZO), down 1.7% and Kroger ( KR), down 1.4%.

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

5. Ross Stores ( ROST) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Ross Stores is up $0.89 (1.2%) to $76.40 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Ross Stores exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.58-$76.44 after having opened the day at $75.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.51.

Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd's DISCOUNTS brand names in the United States. It primarily offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions for the entire family. Ross Stores has a market cap of $16.4 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 39.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Ross Stores a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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

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4. As of noon trading, DISH Network ( DISH) is up $1.25 (2.4%) to $53.25 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of DISH Network exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.82-$53.36 after having opened the day at $52.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.00.

DISH Network Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, offers direct broadcast satellite subscription television services in the United States. DISH Network has a market cap of $11.5 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 43.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate DISH Network a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates DISH Network as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full DISH Network Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Gap ( GPS) is up $0.40 (1.0%) to $41.43 on light volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Gap exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.07-$41.74 after having opened the day at $41.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.03.

The Gap, Inc. operates as an apparel retail company. It offers apparel, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, children, and babies under the Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Piperlime, Athleta, and Intermix brands. Gap has a market cap of $19.3 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 33.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Gap a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Gap as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Gap Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Walt Disney ( DIS) is up $1.19 (1.7%) to $70.93 on light volume. Thus far, 2.8 million shares of Walt Disney exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $69.90-$71.13 after having opened the day at $69.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.74.

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 $123.4 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 41.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 12 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, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Walt Disney Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Netflix ( NFLX) is up $3.09 (0.9%) to $353.33 on light volume. Thus far, 774,569 shares of Netflix exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $347.57-$353.54 after having opened the day at $350.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $350.24.

Netflix, Inc. provides Internet television network service that enables subscribers to stream TV shows and movies directly on TVs, computers, and mobile devices in the United States and internationally. Netflix has a market cap of $20.6 billion and is part of the specialty retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 292.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 275.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Netflix a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 17 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Netflix as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Netflix 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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