5 Services Stocks Nudging The Sector Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 49 points (0.3%) at 16,147 as of Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,869 issues advancing vs. 987 declining with 109 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the sector include Sirius XM Radio ( SIRI), up 2.0%, Luxottica Group ( LUX), up 2.0%, Canadian Pacific Railway ( CP), up 1.8%, Shaw Communications ( SJR), up 1.7% and Genuine Parts Company ( GPC), up 1.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Net 1 Ueps Technologies ( UEPS), down 29.0%, Renren ( RENN), down 10.9%, Cencosud ( CNCO), down 1.1% and United Continental Holdings ( UAL), down 1.0%.

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

5. Time Warner Cable ( TWC) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Time Warner Cable is up $1.69 (1.2%) to $138.49 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Time Warner Cable exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $136.97-$139.05 after having opened the day at $137.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $136.80.

Time Warner Cable Inc., together with its subsidiaries, offers video, high-speed data, and voice services to residential and business service customers over its broadband cable systems in the United States. Time Warner Cable has a market cap of $38.6 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 40.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Time Warner Cable a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Time Warner Cable as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Time Warner Cable Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOXA) is up $0.27 (0.8%) to $33.77 on light volume. Thus far, 2.7 million shares of Twenty-First Century Fox exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.28-$33.80 after having opened the day at $33.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.50.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. operates as a diversified media and entertainment company worldwide. Twenty-First Century Fox has a market cap of $49.7 billion and is part of the media industry. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Twenty-First Century Fox a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate 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 revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels 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 Twenty-First Century Fox Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Comcast ( CMCSA) is up $0.34 (0.7%) to $50.12 on light volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Comcast exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.66-$50.15 after having opened the day at $49.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.78.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. Comcast has a market cap of $106.3 billion and is part of the media industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 33.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 22 analysts that rate Comcast a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Comcast as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations, 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 has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Comcast Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, eBay ( EBAY) is up $1.29 (2.6%) to $50.59 on average volume. Thus far, 6.1 million shares of eBay exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.71-$50.75 after having opened the day at $49.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.30.

eBay Inc. provides online platforms, tools, and services to help individuals and merchants in online and mobile commerce and payments in the United States and internationally. eBay has a market cap of $63.8 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 24 analysts that rate eBay a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates eBay 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, reasonable valuation levels, growth in earnings per share 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 eBay Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Amazon.com ( AMZN) is up $5.75 (1.5%) to $392.46 on average volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Amazon.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $388.62-$393.11 after having opened the day at $389.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $386.71.

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 $177.0 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 1381.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 54.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 24 analysts that rate Amazon.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 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, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Amazon.com 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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