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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2. As of noon trading, eBay ( EBAY) is up $0.64 (1.0%) to $63.13 on average volume. Thus far, 4.5 million shares of eBay exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.16-$63.25 after having opened the day at $62.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.49.

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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 $75.3 billion and is part of the specialty retail industry. Shares are up 11.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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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1. As of noon trading, Union Pacific ( UNP) is up $0.72 (0.7%) to $102.46 on average volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Union Pacific exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $101.50-$102.85 after having opened the day at $101.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $101.74.

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Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates railroads in the United States. Union Pacific has a market cap of $89.3 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are down 14.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 15 analysts who rate Union Pacific a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Union Pacific as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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 Union Pacific 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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