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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2. As of noon trading, Las Vegas Sands ( LVS) is up $0.45 (0.9%) to $51.00 on average volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Las Vegas Sands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.22-$51.30 after having opened the day at $50.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.55.

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Las Vegas Sands Corp. develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. The company owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Sands Cotai Central, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, the Plaza Casino, and the Sands Macao in Macau, the People's Republic of China. Las Vegas Sands has a market cap of $39.9 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are down 13.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Las Vegas Sands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Las Vegas Sands as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Las Vegas Sands Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, eBay ( EBAY) is up $0.33 (0.6%) to $59.71 on light volume. Thus far, 2.7 million shares of eBay exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.95-$59.92 after having opened the day at $59.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.38.

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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 $71.3 billion and is part of the specialty retail industry. Shares are up 5.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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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