Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer. All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 176 points (1.0%) at 18,236 as of Thursday, May 14, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,373 issues advancing vs. 649 declining with 125 unchanged. The Services sector currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.8%. Top gainers within the sector include Ctrip.com International ( CTRP), up 10.7%, Qunar Cayman Islands ( QUNR), up 6.9%, Luxottica Group SpA ( LUX), up 2.9%, McKesson ( MCK), up 2.4% and Carnival ( CCL), up 2.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Kohl's ( KSS), down 12.0%, Jack In The Box ( JACK), down 5.3%, Vipshop Holdings ( VIPS), down 4.4%, Best Buy ( BBY), down 2.9% and Costco Wholesale ( COST), down 1.0%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 3. MasterCard ( MA) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, MasterCard is up $0.98 (1.1%) to $93.50 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of MasterCard exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $92.80-$93.56 after having opened the day at $93.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $92.52. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE. MasterCard Incorporated, a technology company, provides transaction processing and other payment-related products and services in the United States and internationally. MasterCard has a market cap of $103.1 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 7.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 17 analysts who rate MasterCard a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates MasterCard as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full MasterCard Ratings Report now. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.