3 Stocks Advancing The Services Sector

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 203 points (-1.1%) at 18,029 as of Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 617 issues advancing vs. 2,410 declining with 142 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is down 1.0%. A company within the sector that increased today was Charter Communications ( CHTR), up 1.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Qunar Cayman Islands ( QUNR), down 5.6%, Las Vegas Sands ( LVS), down 3.6%, Ctrip.com International ( CTRP), down 3.6%, Southwest Airlines ( LUV), down 2.8% and United Continental Holdings ( UAL), down 2.7%.

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

3. Cablevision Systems ( CVC) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Cablevision Systems is up $1.06 (4.3%) to $26.04 on heavy volume. Thus far, 6.9 million shares of Cablevision Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.21-$26.50 after having opened the day at $25.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.98.

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Cablevision Systems Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates cable systems in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Cable, Lightpath, and Other. Cablevision Systems has a market cap of $5.5 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 21.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Cablevision Systems a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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

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2. As of noon trading, Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR A ( VIPS) is up $0.82 (3.2%) to $26.25 on average volume. Thus far, 4.2 million shares of Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.43-$26.37 after having opened the day at $25.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.43.

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Vipshop Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as an online discount retailer for various brands in the People's Republic of China. Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR A has a market cap of $14.7 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 30.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR A a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR A as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. 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 Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR A Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Time Warner Cable ( TWC) is up $10.46 (6.1%) to $181.64 on heavy volume. Thus far, 20.4 million shares of Time Warner Cable exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $177.36-$181.80 after having opened the day at $179.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $171.18.

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Time Warner Cable Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides video, high-speed data, and voice services in the United States. It operates in three segments: Residential Services, Business Services, and Other Operations. Time Warner Cable has a market cap of $48.4 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 12.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Time Warner Cable a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Time Warner Cable as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. 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 Time Warner Cable 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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