Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 1 points (0.0%) at 18,534 as of Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,061 issues advancing vs. 1,832 declining with 165 unchanged.

The Services sector currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the sector include Visa ( V), up 0.6%, and MasterCard ( MA), up 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include W.W. Grainger ( GWW), down 3.8%, Genuine Parts ( GPC), down 2.3%, Las Vegas Sands ( LVS), down 1.6% and Liberty Global ( LBTYK), down 1.6%.

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

3. Kansas City Southern ( KSU) is one of the companies pushing the Services sector higher today. As of noon trading, Kansas City Southern is up $2.16 (2.3%) to $97.78 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Kansas City Southern exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $93.00-$97.92 after having opened the day at $93.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $95.62.

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Kansas City Southern, through its subsidiaries, provides freight rail transportation services. The company operates north/south rail route between Kansas City, Missouri, and various ports along the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Kansas City Southern has a market cap of $10.2 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 28.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Kansas City Southern a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kansas City Southern as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Kansas City Southern Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, McDonald's ( MCD) is up $2.09 (1.7%) to $125.89 on average volume. Thus far, 3.0 million shares of McDonald's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $123.75-$126.15 after having opened the day at $124.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $123.80.

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McDonald's Corporation operates and franchises McDonald's restaurants in the United States, Europe, the Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, and Latin America. The company's restaurants offer various food products, soft drinks, coffee, and other beverages. McDonald's has a market cap of $108.5 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 4.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate McDonald's a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates McDonald's as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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 McDonald's Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Amazon.com ( AMZN) is up $3.83 (0.5%) to $739.90 on light volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Amazon.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $732.31-$743.33 after having opened the day at $732.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $736.07.

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Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the retail sale of consumer products in North America and internationally. It operates through the North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) segments. Amazon.com has a market cap of $347.0 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 8.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 28 analysts who rate Amazon.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Amazon.com as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. 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 Amazon.com 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).