3 Stocks Moving The Services Sector Upward

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 27 points (0.2%) at 17,793 as of Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,256 issues advancing vs. 1,750 declining with 142 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Casey's General Stores ( CASY), up 7.0%, HD Supply Holdings ( HDS), up 5.3%, Wyndham Worldwide ( WYN), up 1.5%, Walgreens Boots Alliance ( WBA), up 1.4% and Canadian National Railway ( CNI), up 1.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Burlington Stores ( BURL), down 9.2%, Sears Holdings ( SHLD), down 5.6%, Southwest Airlines ( LUV), down 5.3%, Alaska Air Group ( ALK), down 4.8% and Spirit Airlines ( SAVE), down 4.2%.

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

3. Magna International ( MGA) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Magna International is up $0.64 (1.1%) to $58.39 on average volume. Thus far, 690,136 shares of Magna International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.33-$58.50 after having opened the day at $57.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.75.

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Magna International Inc. develops, manufactures, engineers, supplies, and sells automotive products. It operates through North America, Europe, Asia, and Rest of World segments. Magna International has a market cap of $23.8 billion and is part of the wholesale industry. Shares are up 6.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Magna International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Magna International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Magna International Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, W W Grainger ( GWW) is up $2.53 (1.1%) to $242.02 on light volume. Thus far, 146,952 shares of W W Grainger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 583,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $239.58-$242.88 after having opened the day at $239.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $239.49.

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W.W. Grainger, Inc. operates as a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) supplies; and other related products and services that are used by businesses and institutions primarily in the United States and Canada. W W Grainger has a market cap of $16.1 billion and is part of the wholesale industry. Shares are down 6.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate W W Grainger a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates W W Grainger as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full W W Grainger Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Netflix ( NFLX) is up $18.18 (2.9%) to $645.41 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Netflix exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $625.34-$648.16 after having opened the day at $625.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $627.23.

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Netflix, Inc., an Internet television network, engages in the Internet delivery of TV shows and movies directly on TVs, computers, and mobile devices in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Domestic Streaming, International Streaming, and Domestic DVD. Netflix has a market cap of $38.4 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 83.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 19 analysts who rate Netflix a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Netflix as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally higher debt management risk and premium valuation. Get the full Netflix 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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