Today's Top Performers In Services

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 29 points (-0.2%) at 16,714 as of Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,066 issues advancing vs. 1,889 declining with 193 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Swisher Hygiene ( SWSH), up 830.0%, CarMax ( KMX), up 2.6%, Magna International ( MGA), up 1.5%, McKesson ( MCK), up 1.0% and W W Grainger ( GWW), up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Krispy Kreme Doughnuts ( KKD), down 14.6%, Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL), down 6.6%, Wynn Resorts ( WYNN), down 4.9%, Trinity Industries ( TRN), down 4.7% and MGM Resorts International ( MGM), down 3.2%.

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

3. Dollar General ( DG) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Dollar General is up $2.52 (4.6%) to $56.82 on heavy volume. Thus far, 6.8 million shares of Dollar General exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.32-$57.00 after having opened the day at $55.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.30.

Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides merchandise products in the United States. Dollar General has a market cap of $16.7 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 10.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Dollar General a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dollar General as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Dollar General Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Target ( TGT) is up $0.36 (0.6%) to $56.85 on average volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Target exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.29-$56.89 after having opened the day at $56.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.49.

Target Corporation operates general merchandise stores in the United States and Canada. Target has a market cap of $36.0 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 10.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Target a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Target as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Target Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Starbucks ( SBUX) is up $0.39 (0.5%) to $74.24 on average volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Starbucks exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.58-$74.35 after having opened the day at $73.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.85.

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 has a market cap of $55.1 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are down 5.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 17 analysts who rate Starbucks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Starbucks as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Starbucks 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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