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4 Diversified Services Stocks Moving The Industry Upward

Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading up 3 points (0.0%) at 14,977 as of Monday, May 6, 2013, 12:49 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,675 issues advancing vs. 1,221 declining with 157 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include United Rentals (URI), up 3.0%, Amerco (UHAL), up 2.1%, Tyco International (TYC), up 1.6% and Moody's Corporation (MCO), up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include China HGS Real Estate (HGSH), down 10.96, WEX (WEX), down 6.58, WEX (WXS), down 6.58, AthenaHealth (ATHN), down 1.80 and MasterCard Incorporated (MA), down 1.01.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

4. Ryder System (R) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Ryder System is up $1.07 (1.83) to $59.53 on average volume Thus far, 356,131 shares of Ryder System exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 689,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.44-$59.99 after having opened the day at $58.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.46.

Ryder System, Inc. provides transportation and supply chain management solutions. It operates in two segments, Fleet Management Solutions (FMS) and Supply Chain Solutions (SCS). Ryder System has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Ryder System a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ryder System as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Ryder System Ratings Report now.

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