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 97 points (-0.5%) at 17,802 as of Monday, June 15, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,032 issues advancing vs. 1,944 declining with 177 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. A company within the sector that increased today was CVS Health ( CVS), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include YY ( YY), down 5.5%, Royal Philips ( PHG), down 2.6%, Rite Aid ( RAD), down 2.5%, Ctrip.com International ( CTRP), down 2.3% and Rockwell Automation ( ROK), down 2.2%.

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

3. Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Melco Crown Entertainment is up $0.38 (2.0%) to $20.08 on average volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Melco Crown Entertainment exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.47-$20.19 after having opened the day at $19.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.69.

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Melco Crown Entertainment Limited, through its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Asia. Melco Crown Entertainment has a market cap of $10.9 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are down 22.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Melco Crown Entertainment a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Melco Crown Entertainment as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its 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 feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Melco Crown Entertainment Ratings Report now.

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