3 Stocks Raising The Services Sector Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 29 points (0.2%) at 17,603 as of Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,659 issues advancing vs. 1,296 declining with 183 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the sector include Norfolk Southern ( NSC), up 2.9%, CSX ( CSX), up 2.4%, Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL), up 2.2%, Target ( TGT), up 2.0% and CBS ( CBS), up 1.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Time Warner Cable ( TWC), down 3.6%, and Visa ( V), down 0.8%.

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

3. CVS Health ( CVS) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, CVS Health is up $0.57 (0.6%) to $88.95 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of CVS Health exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $87.92-$89.04 after having opened the day at $88.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.38.

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CVS Health 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 Health has a market cap of $101.4 billion and is part of the health services industry. Shares are up 23.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 17 analysts who rate CVS Health a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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

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2. As of noon trading, Union Pacific ( UNP) is up $2.23 (1.9%) to $120.98 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Union Pacific exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $119.15-$121.01 after having opened the day at $119.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $118.75.

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Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, provides rail transportation services in the United States. Union Pacific has a market cap of $105.7 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 41.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 16 analysts who rate Union Pacific a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Union Pacific 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 notable return on equity. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Union Pacific Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Walgreen ( WAG) is up $1.13 (1.7%) to $68.05 on light volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Walgreen exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $66.80-$68.10 after having opened the day at $66.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.92.

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Walgreen Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates a network of drugstores in the United States. It provides consumer goods and services, pharmacy, and health and wellness services through drugstores, as well as through mail, and by telephone and online. Walgreen has a market cap of $63.3 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 16.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate Walgreen a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Walgreen as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, 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 sub par growth in net income. Get the full Walgreen 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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