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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 2 points (0.0%) at 17,721 as of Thursday, March 26, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,110 issues advancing vs. 1,827 declining with 181 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Five Below ( FIVE), up 10.2%, Signet Jewelers ( SIG), up 6.5%, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide ( HOT), up 2.3%, Sirius XM Holdings ( SIRI), up 1.0% and Wal-Mart Stores ( WMT), up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Staples ( SPLS), down 3.4%, Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL), down 2.8%, Wynn Resorts ( WYNN), down 2.0%, American Airlines Group ( AAL), down 1.9% and Best Buy ( BBY), down 1.7%.

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

3. Directv ( DTV) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Directv is up $0.55 (0.6%) to $85.99 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Directv exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $85.25-$86.03 after having opened the day at $85.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $85.44.

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DIRECTV, a digital television entertainment company, engages in the direct-to-home (DTH) business in the United States and Latin America. It acquires, promotes, sells, and distributes digital entertainment programming primarily through satellite to residential and commercial subscribers. Directv has a market cap of $43.2 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are down 1.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Directv a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Directv as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Directv Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, McKesson ( MCK) is up $1.50 (0.7%) to $227.02 on average volume. Thus far, 383,200 shares of McKesson exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $223.62-$227.59 after having opened the day at $225.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $225.52.

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McKesson Corporation delivers pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and health care information technologies to the healthcare industry in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, McKesson Distribution Solutions and McKesson Technology Solutions. McKesson has a market cap of $53.2 billion and is part of the wholesale industry. Shares are up 8.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 14 analysts who rate McKesson a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates McKesson as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full McKesson Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Dollar General ( DG) is up $0.69 (0.9%) to $74.86 on average volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Dollar General exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.37-$75.09 after having opened the day at $73.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.17.

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Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides merchandise products in the United States. Dollar General has a market cap of $22.9 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 4.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Dollar General a buy, 1 analyst rates 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, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. 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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