3 Services Stocks On The Rise

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 26 points (-0.1%) at 17,879 as of Friday, June 5, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,219 issues advancing vs. 1,787 declining with 146 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the sector include Qunar Cayman Islands ( QUNR), up 7.3%, YY ( YY), up 5.2%, Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR A ( VIPS), up 2.7%, Old Dominion Freight Lines ( ODFL), up 2.5% and Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT), up 2.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Sears Holdings ( SHLD), down 5.8%, Luxottica Group SpA ( LUX), down 3.6%, Delhaize Group ( DEG), down 2.7%, Royal Philips ( PHG), down 2.4% and Kroger ( KR), down 1.6%.

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

3. CSX ( CSX) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, CSX is up $0.34 (1.0%) to $34.38 on light volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of CSX exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.01-$34.50 after having opened the day at $34.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.04.

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CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides rail-based transportation services in the United States and Canada. It offers traditional rail services, and transports intermodal containers and trailers. CSX has a market cap of $33.7 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are down 6.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate CSX a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CSX 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, increase in net income, revenue growth and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full CSX Ratings Report now.

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