Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 78 points (0.5%) at 17,023 as of Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,765 issues advancing vs. 1,183 declining with 200 unchanged. The Services sector currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the sector include Las Vegas Sands ( LVS), up 2.9%, Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao ( CBD), up 2.7%, Spirit Airlines ( SAVE), up 2.7%, Foot Locker ( FL), up 2.6% and Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL), up 1.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Finish Line ( FINL), down 12.4%, JC Penney ( JCP), down 4.7%, Sears Holdings ( SHLD), down 3.9%, Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS), down 2.3% and Costco Wholesale ( COST), down 0.7%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 3. Starbucks ( SBUX) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Starbucks is up $0.50 (0.7%) to $74.62 on average volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Starbucks exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.94-$74.72 after having opened the day at $74.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.12. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. 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 $56.6 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are down 5.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 16 analysts who rate Starbucks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 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, growth in earnings per share 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 Starbucks Ratings Report now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.