Today's Stocks Driving Success For The Services Sector

Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer.

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 148 points (-0.8%) at 17,892 as of Friday, June 12, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,046 issues advancing vs. 1,919 declining with 152 unchanged.

The Services sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.7%. Top gainers within the sector include YY ( YY), up 4.7%, Alaska Air Group ( ALK), up 2.6%, Williams-Sonoma ( WSM), up 1.8%, Darden Restaurants ( DRI), up 1.8% and American Airlines Group ( AAL), up 1.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao ( CBD), down 2.4%, W W Grainger ( GWW), down 2.3%, Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL), down 2.3%, Computer ( CSC), down 2.2% and Luxottica Group SpA ( LUX), down 2.2%.

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

3. United Rentals ( URI) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, United Rentals is up $2.33 (2.6%) to $92.05 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of United Rentals exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $89.87-$92.25 after having opened the day at $90.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $89.72.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.

United Rentals, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an equipment rental company. It operates in two segments, General Rentals; and Trench Safety, Power and HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning), and Pump Solutions. United Rentals has a market cap of $8.7 billion and is part of the diversified services industry. Shares are down 12.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate United Rentals a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Rentals as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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 United Rentals Ratings Report now.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.

If you liked this article you might like

Irma and Harvey Busted Algos; Probably Done Deals Under Trump: Best of Cramer

Tax Reform Is Coming and That Means Trump Stock Rally Is Ready to Kill It Again

'Trump Stock' Rally Is Back on Track

Market Signals Change of Direction: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Monday 9/18/17)

Cramer: Irma and Harvey Busted the Algos