3 Services Stocks Pushing Sector Growth

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 66 points (-0.4%) at 16,378 as of Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,344 issues advancing vs. 1,660 declining with 123 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. Top gainers within the sector include Ctrip.com International ( CTRP), up 9.7%, Delhaize Group ( DEG), up 4.1% and Walgreen ( WAG), up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Discovery Communications ( DISCA), down 49.9%, Copa Holdings ( CPA), down 11.9%, Scripps Networks Interactive ( SNI), down 5.0%, Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL), down 3.4% and Luxottica Group SpA ( LUX), down 3.0%.

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

3. Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOX) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Twenty-First Century Fox is up $1.52 (4.8%) to $33.19 on heavy volume. Thus far, 6.2 million shares of Twenty-First Century Fox exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.18-$34.11 after having opened the day at $33.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.67.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. operates as a diversified media and entertainment company worldwide. Twenty-First Century Fox has a market cap of $24.8 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are down 8.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Twenty-First Century Fox a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate 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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