5 Stocks Raising The Services Sector Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 18 points (-0.1%) at 15,776 as of Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,409 issues advancing vs. 1,532 declining with 144 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Dick's Sporting Goods ( DKS), up 2.9%, AthenaHealth ( ATHN), up 2.3%, Whole Foods Market ( WFM), up 0.7%, Carnival Corporation ( CCL), up 0.6% and Yum Brands ( YUM), up 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Apollo Education Group ( APOL), down 3.9%, Cencosud ( CNCO), down 3.1%, Southwest Airlines ( LUV), down 1.7%, Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT), down 1.7% and Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS), down 1.6%.

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

5. Ctrip.com International ( CTRP) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Ctrip.com International is up $0.92 (2.3%) to $40.42 on light volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Ctrip.com International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.38-$40.92 after having opened the day at $40.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.50.

Ctrip.com International, Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides travel service for hotel accommodations, airline tickets, packaged tours, and corporate travel management in the People's Republic of China. Ctrip.com International has a market cap of $5.0 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are down 22.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Ctrip.com International a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ctrip.com International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Ctrip.com International Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Wynn Resorts ( WYNN) is up $1.71 (0.8%) to $223.66 on average volume. Thus far, 712,308 shares of Wynn Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $221.55-$224.62 after having opened the day at $222.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $221.95.

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 $21.9 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 14.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts who 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Wynn Resorts Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Starbucks Corporation ( SBUX) is up $0.79 (1.1%) to $74.83 on average volume. Thus far, 2.8 million shares of Starbucks Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.31-$75.18 after having opened the day at $74.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.04.

Starbucks Corporation operates as a roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffee worldwide. Its stores offer coffee and tea beverages, packaged roasted whole bean and ground coffees, single serve products, and juices and bottled water. Starbucks Corporation has a market cap of $54.7 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are down 5.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 17 analysts who rate Starbucks Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Starbucks Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, premium valuation and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Starbucks Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS) is up $0.68 (0.7%) to $94.90 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Michael Kors Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $94.11-$95.65 after having opened the day at $94.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $94.22.

Michael Kors Holdings Limited engages in the design, marketing, distribution, and retailing of branded women's apparel and accessories, and men's apparel. The company operates in three segments: Retail, Wholesale, and Licensing. Michael Kors Holdings has a market cap of $18.7 billion and is part of the specialty retail industry. Shares are up 16.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Michael Kors Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Michael Kors Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Michael Kors Holdings Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Walt Disney ( DIS) is up $0.87 (1.1%) to $76.54 on average volume. Thus far, 3.3 million shares of Walt Disney exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.57-$76.56 after having opened the day at $75.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.67.

The Walt Disney Company operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products, and Interactive. Walt Disney has a market cap of $132.4 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are down 1.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 13 analysts who 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, 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 Walt Disney 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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