3 Services Stocks Moving The Sector Upward

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 8 points (0.0%) at 16,964 as of Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,180 issues advancing vs. 1,847 declining with 143 unchanged.

The Services sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the sector include Shutterfly ( SFLY), up 13.7%, Greenbrier Companies ( GBX), up 11.1%, Trinity Industries ( TRN), up 2.6%, Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies ( WAB), up 2.2% and CBS ( CBS), up 1.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include United Continental Holdings ( UAL), down 6.1%, Delta Air Lines ( DAL), down 5.5%, Golar LNG ( GLNG), down 3.3%, Ryanair Holdings ( RYAAY), down 3.2% and Paychex ( PAYX), down 2.9%.

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

3. CVS Caremark ( CVS) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, CVS Caremark is up $0.44 (0.6%) to $76.48 on light volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of CVS Caremark exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.75-$76.73 after having opened the day at $75.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.04.

CVS Caremark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated pharmacy health care services in the United States. The company operates through Pharmacy Services and Retail Pharmacy segments. CVS Caremark has a market cap of $88.1 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 6.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 14 analysts who rate CVS Caremark a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CVS Caremark as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full CVS Caremark Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOXA) is up $0.19 (0.5%) to $35.49 on light volume. Thus far, 3.7 million shares of Twenty-First Century Fox exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.17-$35.64 after having opened the day at $35.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.30.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. operates as a diversified media and entertainment company worldwide. Twenty-First Century Fox has a market cap of $50.2 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 0.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Twenty-First Century Fox a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Twenty-First Century Fox as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Twenty-First Century Fox Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Wal-Mart Stores ( WMT) is up $0.39 (0.5%) to $75.67 on light volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Wal-Mart Stores exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.25-$75.90 after having opened the day at $75.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.28.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. Wal-Mart Stores has a market cap of $242.0 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 4.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Wal-Mart Stores a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wal-Mart Stores as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Wal-Mart Stores 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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