One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 4 points (0.0%) at 17,606 as of Monday, March 21, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,224 issues advancing vs. 1,702 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Markit ( MRKT), up 11.4%, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide ( HOT), up 4.0%, Vantiv ( VNTV), up 3.0%, Ctrip.com International ( CTRP), up 2.3% and Southwest Airlines ( LUV), up 1.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Wayfair ( W), down 7.7%, Wyndham Worldwide ( WYN), down 5.4%, Rollins ( ROL), down 4.5%, MGM Resorts International ( MGM), down 2.8% and Wynn Resorts ( WYNN), down 2.8%.

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

3. Time Warner Cable ( TWC) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Time Warner Cable is up $1.04 (0.5%) to $203.94 on light volume. Thus far, 602,030 shares of Time Warner Cable exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $202.43-$204.25 after having opened the day at $202.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $202.90.

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Time Warner Cable Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides video, high-speed data, and voice services in the United States. It operates in three segments: Residential Services, Business Services, and Other Operations. Time Warner Cable has a market cap of $57.6 billion and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 9.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Time Warner Cable a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Time Warner Cable as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins 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 Time Warner Cable Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Wal-Mart Stores ( WMT) is up $0.89 (1.3%) to $67.84 on light volume. Thus far, 3.3 million shares of Wal-Mart Stores exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $66.97-$67.88 after having opened the day at $67.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.95.

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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. Wal-Mart Stores has a market cap of $216.0 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 9.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Wal-Mart Stores a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wal-Mart Stores as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Wal-Mart Stores Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Alibaba Group ( BABA) is up $1.51 (2.0%) to $77.76 on average volume. Thus far, 10.7 million shares of Alibaba Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.94-$79.68 after having opened the day at $77.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.25.

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Alibaba Group Holding Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as an online and mobile commerce company in the People's Republic of China and internationally. Alibaba Group has a market cap of $185.3 billion and is part of the specialty retail industry. Shares are down 6.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 15 analysts who rate Alibaba Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Alibaba Group as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Alibaba Group 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).