3 Services Stocks On The Rise

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 34 points (0.2%) at 17,646 as of Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,160 issues advancing vs. 1,783 declining with 183 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Charter Communications ( CHTR), up 2.8%, Time Warner Cable ( TWC), up 2.9%, Luxottica Group SpA ( LUX), up 1.8%, Delta Air Lines ( DAL), up 1.4% and Comcast ( CMCSA), up 1.1%. A company within the sector that fell today was Visa ( V), up 0.8%.

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

3. Wal-Mart Stores ( WMT) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Wal-Mart Stores is up $2.88 (3.6%) to $82.08 on heavy volume. Thus far, 10.1 million shares of Wal-Mart Stores exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $80.86-$82.27 after having opened the day at $80.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $79.20.

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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 $254.6 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 0.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Wal-Mart Stores a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 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, increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Wal-Mart Stores Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Walt Disney ( DIS) is up $0.53 (0.6%) to $90.43 on light volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Walt Disney exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $90.03-$90.71 after having opened the day at $90.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $89.90.

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The Walt Disney Company operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products, and Interactive. Walt Disney has a market cap of $154.5 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 17.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Walt Disney a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Walt Disney as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Walt Disney Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Amazon.com ( AMZN) is up $3.61 (1.2%) to $315.12 on average volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Amazon.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $311.51-$316.90 after having opened the day at $312.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $311.51.

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Amazon.com, Inc. operates as an online retailer in North America and internationally. The company operates in two segments, North America and International. Amazon.com has a market cap of $144.5 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 21.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 18 analysts who rate Amazon.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Amazon.com as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, poor profit margins and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Amazon.com 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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