3 Stocks Moving The Services Sector Upward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 76 points (-0.4%) at 18,051 as of Friday, May 29, 2015, 1:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,058 issues advancing vs. 1,892 declining with 171 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the sector include United Continental Holdings ( UAL), up 2.1%, Delta Air Lines ( DAL), up 1.6%, eBay ( EBAY), up 1.4%, American Airlines Group ( AAL), up 1.1% and Amazon.com ( AMZN), up 1.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Old Dominion Freight Lines ( ODFL), down 5.1%, Qunar Cayman Islands ( QUNR), down 4.8%, Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR A ( VIPS), down 2.9%, Signet Jewelers ( SIG), down 2.3% and Kansas City Southern ( KSU), down 2.0%.

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

3. Sirius XM Holdings ( SIRI) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Sirius XM Holdings is up $0.04 (1.2%) to $3.84 on average volume. Thus far, 13.1 million shares of Sirius XM Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 24.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $3.79-$3.86 after having opened the day at $3.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.80.

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Sirius XM Holdings Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides satellite radio services in the United States. Sirius XM Holdings has a market cap of $21.3 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 8.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Sirius XM Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sirius XM Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. 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 Sirius XM Holdings Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Best Buy ( BBY) is up $0.71 (2.1%) to $34.89 on average volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Best Buy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.16-$34.97 after having opened the day at $34.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.18.

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Best Buy Co., Inc. operates as a retailer of technology products, services, and solutions in the United States and internationally. Best Buy has a market cap of $12.1 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 12.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate Best Buy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Best Buy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels 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, weak operating cash flow and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Best Buy Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Walgreens Boots Alliance ( WBA) is up $0.79 (0.9%) to $86.84 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $85.53-$86.90 after having opened the day at $85.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $86.05.

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Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates a network of drugstores in the United States. It provides consumer goods and services, pharmacy, and health and wellness services through drugstores, as well as through mail, and by telephone and online. Walgreens Boots Alliance has a market cap of $94.0 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 12.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Walgreens Boots Alliance a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Walgreens Boots Alliance as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Walgreens Boots Alliance 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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