All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 230 points (-1.3%) at 17,266 as of Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,238 issues advancing vs. 1,715 declining with 142 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.8%. Top gainers within the sector include Teekay Offshore Partners ( TOO), up 32.6%, Carnival ( CCL), up 4.0%, Vipshop Holdings ( VIPS), up 3.7%, Las Vegas Sands ( LVS), up 1.0% and McKesson ( MCK), up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include CarMax ( KMX), down 8.7%, CH Robinson Worldwide ( CHRW), down 3.2%, United Parcel Service ( UPS), down 2.7%, FedEx ( FDX), down 2.6% and Verisk Analytics ( VRSK), down 2.6%.

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

3. Teekay ( TK) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Teekay is up $1.56 (21.5%) to $8.84 on heavy volume. Thus far, 7.7 million shares of Teekay exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 726,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $7.55-$8.88 after having opened the day at $7.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.27.

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Teekay Corporation primarily provides crude oil and gas marine transportation services in Bermuda and internationally. Teekay has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are down 83.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Teekay a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Teekay as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Teekay Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Darden Restaurants ( DRI) is up $4.26 (7.3%) to $62.65 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.2 million shares of Darden Restaurants exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.48-$62.65 after having opened the day at $59.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.39.

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Darden Restaurants, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates full-service restaurants in the United States and Canada. Darden Restaurants has a market cap of $7.6 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are down 0.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Darden Restaurants a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Darden Restaurants as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Darden Restaurants Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Royal Caribbean Cruises ( RCL) is up $2.30 (2.5%) to $96.25 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $94.91-$97.32 after having opened the day at $95.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.95.

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Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. operates as a cruise company. The company operates cruisers under the Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises, CDF Croisieres de France, and TUI Cruises brand names. Royal Caribbean Cruises has a market cap of $21.4 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 14.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate Royal Caribbean Cruises a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Caribbean Cruises as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Royal Caribbean Cruises 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).