All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 3 points (0.0%) at 17,053 as of Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,606 issues advancing vs. 1,356 declining with 155 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits up 1.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Gap ( GPS), down 5.7%, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), down 3.5%, Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS), down 2.6%, CarMax ( KMX), down 1.8% and Netflix ( NFLX), down 1.6%. Top gainers within the sector include General Employment ( JOB), up 882.0%, UTi Worldwide ( UTIW), up 47.9%, American Airlines Group ( AAL), up 5.4%, Pandora Media ( P), up 4.6% and JetBlue Airways ( JBLU), up 3.8%.

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

3. Kroger ( KR) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector lower today. As of noon trading, Kroger is down $0.22 (-0.6%) to $37.78 on light volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Kroger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.78-$38.35 after having opened the day at $38.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.00.

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The Kroger Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the United States and internationally. It also manufactures and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. Kroger has a market cap of $36.5 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 18.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Kroger a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kroger as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance 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 Kroger Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Comcast ( CMCSK) is down $0.70 (-1.1%) to $60.90 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Comcast exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.86-$61.89 after having opened the day at $61.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.60.

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Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. Comcast has a market cap of $22.2 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 7.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Comcast a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Comcast as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Comcast Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Lowe's Companies ( LOW) is down $0.46 (-0.6%) to $72.71 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Lowe's Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $72.65-$73.25 after having opened the day at $73.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.17.

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Lowe's Companies, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. The company offers products for maintenance, repair, remodeling, and home decorating. Lowe's Companies has a market cap of $66.4 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 6.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Lowe's Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lowe's Companies 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, increase in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. 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 Lowe's Companies 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).