3 Services Stocks On The Rise

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 117 points (-0.7%) at 16,295 as of Monday, April 7, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 843 issues advancing vs. 2,136 declining with 146 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 1.9% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Sears Holdings Corporation ( SHLD), down 18.7%, Avis Budget Group ( CAR), down 6.2%, MGM Resorts International ( MGM), down 5.4%, Vipshop Holdings ( VIPS), down 4.7% and Alliance Data Systems Corporation ( ADS), down 4.6%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

3. Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao ( CBD) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao is up $1.62 (3.5%) to $48.29 on heavy volume. Thus far, 594,737 shares of Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 515,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.92-$48.31 after having opened the day at $47.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.67.

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuic o is engaged in the retail of food, clothing, home appliances, electronics, and other products in Brazil. It operates in four segments: Retail, Home appliances, Cash & Carry, and E-commerce. Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao has a market cap of $11.8 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 4.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao as a hold. The company's strongest point has been its a solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have looked at. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Ctrip.com International ( CTRP) is up $1.34 (2.7%) to $51.36 on average volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Ctrip.com International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.71-$52.97 after having opened the day at $52.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.02.

Ctrip.com International, Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides travel services for hotel accommodations, ticketing services, packaged tours, and corporate travel management in China. Ctrip.com International has a market cap of $7.2 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 0.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Ctrip.com International a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates 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, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and growth in earnings per share. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Ctrip.com International Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Netflix ( NFLX) is up $3.37 (1.0%) to $340.68 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.0 million shares of Netflix exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $336.63-$348.19 after having opened the day at $340.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $337.31.

Netflix, Inc. provides Internet television network service that enables subscribers to stream TV shows and movies directly on TVs, computers, and mobile devices in the United States and internationally. Netflix has a market cap of $21.2 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are down 8.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Netflix a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Netflix as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust 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 Netflix Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 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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