3 Stocks Pushing The Services Sector Higher

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 8 points (0.0%) at 18,060 as of Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,739 issues advancing vs. 1,263 declining with 123 unchanged.

The Services sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Aecom ( ACM), up 6.5%, Delta Air Lines ( DAL), up 2.3%, Rockwell Automation ( ROK), up 1.8%, Gol Intelligent Airlines ( GOL), up 1.6% and Ryanair Holdings ( RYAAY), up 1.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Union Pacific ( UNP), down 3.3%, Canadian National Railway ( CNI), down 3.1%, Canadian Pacific Railway ( CP), down 2.8%, W W Grainger ( GWW), down 2.5% and CSX ( CSX), down 2.4%.

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

3. McKesson ( MCK) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, McKesson is up $3.99 (1.7%) to $233.54 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of McKesson exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 924,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $231.89-$236.00 after having opened the day at $232.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $229.55.

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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 10.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel its 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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2. As of noon trading, Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOXA) is up $0.26 (0.8%) to $32.87 on average volume. Thus far, 6.4 million shares of Twenty-First Century Fox exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.62-$33.03 after having opened the day at $32.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.60.

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Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. operates as a diversified media and entertainment company worldwide. It operates through Cable Network Programming, Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Direct Broadcast Satellite Television segments. Twenty-First Century Fox has a market cap of $41.3 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are down 14.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Twenty-First Century Fox a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Twenty-First Century Fox as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Twenty-First Century Fox Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, eBay ( EBAY) is up $0.76 (1.3%) to $59.06 on average volume. Thus far, 3.3 million shares of eBay exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.05-$59.39 after having opened the day at $58.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.30.

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eBay Inc. operates as a technology company that enables commerce and payments on behalf of users, merchants, retailers, and brands of various sizes in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Marketplaces, Payments, and Enterprise. eBay has a market cap of $70.9 billion and is part of the specialty retail industry. Shares are up 4.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate eBay a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates eBay as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full eBay 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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