3 Stocks Raising The Services Sector Higher

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 16 points (0.1%) at 16,733 as of Monday, June 2, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,394 issues advancing vs. 1,564 declining with 187 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the sector include United Continental Holdings ( UAL), up 3.8%, Gannett ( GCI), up 2.9%, Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL), up 2.5%, Alliance Data Systems ( ADS), up 1.9% and Liberty Global ( LBTYK), up 1.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Pandora Media ( P), down 2.4%, LATAM Airlines Group ( LFL), down 2.0%, SBA Communications ( SBAC), down 1.4%, Cencosud ( CNCO), down 1.2% and Visa ( V), down 0.6%.

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

3. Delta Air Lines ( DAL) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Delta Air Lines is up $0.70 (1.8%) to $40.61 on average volume. Thus far, 5.0 million shares of Delta Air Lines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.76-$40.62 after having opened the day at $40.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.91.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo worldwide. Its route network comprises various gateway airports in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Delta Air Lines has a market cap of $34.0 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 45.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Delta Air Lines a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Delta Air Lines as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Delta Air Lines Ratings Report now.

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