3 Stocks Improving Performance Of The Services Sector

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 69 points (-0.4%) at 18,094 as of Thursday, May 28, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 843 issues advancing vs. 2,162 declining with 143 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. Top gainers within the sector include Tech Data ( TECD), up 6.4%, Chipotle Mexican Grill ( CMG), up 2.8%, Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS), up 1.6%, Ryanair Holdings ( RYAAY), up 0.9% and Grupo Televisa SAB ( TV), up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Qunar Cayman Islands ( QUNR), down 3.9%, Canadian Pacific Railway ( CP), down 3.4%, Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR A ( VIPS), down 3.0%, Kansas City Southern ( KSU), down 2.7% and Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), down 2.5%.

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

3. Bed Bath & Beyond ( BBBY) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Bed Bath & Beyond is up $0.84 (1.2%) to $71.98 on light volume. Thus far, 796,005 shares of Bed Bath & Beyond exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $71.09-$72.02 after having opened the day at $71.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $71.15.

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Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail stores. Bed Bath & Beyond has a market cap of $12.2 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 6.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Bed Bath & Beyond a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Bed Bath & Beyond as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Bed Bath & Beyond Ratings Report now.

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