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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