5 Services Stocks Pushing Sector Growth

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 71 points (0.4%) at 16,428 as of Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,679 issues advancing vs. 1,241 declining with 183 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the sector include Watsco ( WSO.B), up 25.9%, DryShips ( DRYS), up 10.1%, Avis Budget Group ( CAR), up 3.6%, ADT Corporation ( ADT), up 2.0% and Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao ( CBD), up 1.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Sirius XM Radio ( SIRI), down 0.8%, Directv ( DTV), down 0.6% and Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOXA), down 0.5%.

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

5. Wynn Resorts ( WYNN) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Wynn Resorts is up $1.67 (0.9%) to $190.92 on light volume. Thus far, 288,535 shares of Wynn Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $188.81-$191.58 after having opened the day at $189.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $189.25.

Wynn Resorts, Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, ownership, and operation of destination casino resorts. Wynn Resorts has a market cap of $19.1 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 68.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Wynn Resorts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wynn Resorts as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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 Wynn Resorts Ratings Report now.

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