5 Services Stocks Catching a Bid: LOW, WM, MAR, FL, DV

Through early trading, these stocks are helping the Services (NYSE:IYC) sector. Long time Wall St. Cheat Sheet readers know to watch stock prices because Technicals on the Stock Chart are Strong’ is one of the ‘T’s in our CHEAT SHEET investing framework.

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $19.70, up 80 cents (+4.2%) from the previous close of $18.90. Lowe’s Companies is a home improvement retailer offering products to homeowners, renters, and commercial business customers.

Stock Price Performance: From June 28, 2011, to September 22, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.43 (-19%) from $23.33 to $18.90. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 16, 2011 and March 24, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 4.9% (+$1.26). It saw one of its worst periods between July 26, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 18.3% (-$4.17).

Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $30.55, up $1.20 (+4.1%) from the previous close of $29.35. Waste Management, Inc. is a provider of integrated waste services in North America. It provides collection, transfer, recycling, disposal and waste-to-energy services.

Stock Price Performance: From June 28, 2011, to September 22, 2011, the stock price had fallen $7.17 (-19.6%) from $36.52 to $29.35. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 7, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 3.3% (+$1.19). It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 16.2% (-$5.85).

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $27.72, up 92 cents (+3.4%) from the previous close of $26.80. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels and related lodging facilities throughout the world.

Stock Price Performance: From June 28, 2011, to September 22, 2011, the stock price had fallen $8.65 (-24.4%) from $35.45 to $26.80. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 14, 2011 and April 21, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 5.3% (+$1.80). It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 13.3% (-$4.64).

Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE:FL) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $21.00, up 97 cents (+4.8%) from the previous close of $20.03. Foot Locker operates as a global retailer of athletic footwear and apparel.

Stock Price Performance: From June 28, 2011, to September 22, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.05 (-16.8%) from $24.08 to $20.03. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 31, 2011 and April 8, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 5.4% (+$1.04). It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 11.7% (-$2.90).

DeVry Inc. (NYSE:DV) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $37.03, up $1.44 (+4%) from the previous close of $35.59. Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, DeVry, Inc. owns and operates DeVry University, Chamberlain College of Nursing, U.S. Education, Ross University, Becker Professional Education and Advanced Academics.

Stock Price Performance: From July 26, 2011, to September 21, 2011, the stock price had fallen $26.85 (-41%) from $65.45 to $38.60. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 16, 2011 and March 28, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 9.1% (+$4.59). It saw one of its worst periods between July 29, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 15.3% (-$9.50).