3 Services Stocks Nudging The Sector Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 5 points (0.0%) at 17,810 as of Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, 12:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,661 issues advancing vs. 1,320 declining with 162 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Caesars Entertainment ( CZR), up 6.1%, Hain Celestial Group ( HAIN), up 3.6%, Zillow ( Z), up 2.6%, Cencosud ( CNCO), up 2.2% and Time Warner ( TWX), up 1.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Ctrip.com International ( CTRP), down 10.4%, Sears Holdings ( SHLD), down 2.5%, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), down 2.5%, AerCap Holdings ( AER), down 1.5% and Tyco International ( TYC), down 1.4%.

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

3. Grupo Televisa SAB ( TV) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Grupo Televisa SAB is up $0.33 (0.9%) to $37.02 on light volume. Thus far, 227,140 shares of Grupo Televisa SAB exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.65-$37.16 after having opened the day at $36.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.69.

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Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. operates as a media company. It operates through five segments: Content, Publishing, Sky, Telecommunications, and Other Businesses. Grupo Televisa SAB has a market cap of $21.4 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 21.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Grupo Televisa SAB a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Grupo Televisa SAB as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Grupo Televisa SAB Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, L Brands ( LB) is up $1.03 (1.3%) to $80.13 on light volume. Thus far, 393,005 shares of L Brands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $79.26-$80.29 after having opened the day at $79.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $79.10.

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L Brands, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of women's intimate and other apparel, beauty and personal care products, and accessories. The company operates in two segments, Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works. L Brands has a market cap of $23.4 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 27.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 14 analysts who rate L Brands a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates L Brands as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full L Brands Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Dollar General ( DG) is up $0.56 (0.9%) to $65.94 on light volume. Thus far, 881,777 shares of Dollar General exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.66-$66.14 after having opened the day at $65.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.38.

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Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides merchandise products in the United States. Dollar General has a market cap of $20.3 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 8.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Dollar General a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dollar General as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Dollar General 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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