3 Stocks Moving The Services Sector Upward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 104 points (0.6%) at 18,145 as of Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,945 issues advancing vs. 1,035 declining with 155 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. Top gainers within the sector include Tiffany ( TIF), up 11.9%, United Continental Holdings ( UAL), up 3.2%, Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances ( ULTA), up 3.0%, Southwest Airlines ( LUV), up 2.3% and Luxottica Group SpA ( LUX), up 2.3%. A company within the sector that fell today was Time Warner Cable ( TWC), up 0.5%.

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

3. Comcast ( CMCSA) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Comcast is up $0.54 (0.9%) to $59.13 on light volume. Thus far, 5.7 million shares of Comcast exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 16.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.44-$59.35 after having opened the day at $58.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.59.

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Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. Comcast has a market cap of $122.9 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 1.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 17 analysts who rate Comcast a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Comcast as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Comcast Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Amazon.com ( AMZN) is up $3.38 (0.8%) to $428.85 on light volume. Thus far, 980,140 shares of Amazon.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $425.01-$430.44 after having opened the day at $427.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $425.47.

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Amazon.com, Inc. operates as an online retailer in North America and internationally. It operates in two segments, North America and International. Amazon.com has a market cap of $199.1 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 37.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 17 analysts who rate Amazon.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

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

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1. As of noon trading, Netflix ( NFLX) is up $4.50 (0.7%) to $620.45 on light volume. Thus far, 623,540 shares of Netflix exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $615.50-$621.47 after having opened the day at $617.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $615.95.

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Netflix, Inc., an Internet television network, engages in the Internet delivery of TV shows and movies directly on TVs, computers, and mobile devices in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Domestic Streaming, International Streaming, and Domestic DVD. Netflix has a market cap of $37.7 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 80.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 19 analysts who rate Netflix a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Netflix as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally higher debt management risk and premium valuation. Get the full Netflix 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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