Today's Top Performers In Services

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 12 points (-0.1%) at 16,435 as of Friday, May 16, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,512 issues advancing vs. 1,401 declining with 184 unchanged.

The Services sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the sector include Dillards ( DDS), up 15.3%, JC Penney ( JCP), up 14.6%, Nordstrom ( JWN), up 13.1%, Kansas City Southern ( KSU), up 3.6% and Tiffany ( TIF), up 2.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include World Wrestling Entertainment ( WWE), down 42.0%, Caesars Entertainment ( CZR), down 4.5%, Darden Restaurants ( DRI), down 4.3%, Vipshop Holdings ( VIPS), down 2.8% and Advance Auto Parts ( AAP), down 2.5%.

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

3. Macy's ( M) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Macy's is up $0.51 (0.9%) to $57.57 on average volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Macy's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.20-$57.67 after having opened the day at $57.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.06.

Macy's, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates stores and Internet Websites in the United States. Its stores and Websites sell a range of merchandise, including apparel and accessories for men, women, and children; cosmetics; home furnishings; and other consumer goods. Macy's has a market cap of $21.3 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 6.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Macy's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Macy's as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. 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 Macy's Ratings Report now.

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