5 Stocks Pushing The Services Sector Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 119 points (0.7%) at 16,493 as of Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,941 issues advancing vs. 990 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. Top gainers within the sector include KBR ( KBR), up 6.8%, Robert Half International ( RHI), up 4.4%, Ctrip.com International ( CTRP), up 3.3%, United Rentals ( URI), up 2.6% and Royal Caribbean Cruises ( RCL), up 1.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include LKQ Corporation ( LKQ), down 8.0%, Netflix ( NFLX), down 5.1%, Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances ( ULTA), down 5.0%, Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT), down 3.0% and Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), down 1.6%.

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

5. 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 $0.24 (0.8%) to $32.07 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Twenty-First Century Fox exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.63-$32.33 after having opened the day at $31.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.83.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. operates as a diversified media and entertainment company worldwide. Twenty-First Century Fox has a market cap of $25.5 billion and is part of the media industry. Currently there is 1 analyst who 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 revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year 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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