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5 Diversified Services Stocks Driving The Industry Higher

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

One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 13 points (0.1%) at 15,338 as of Friday, May 31, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 963 issues advancing vs. 1,995 declining with 88 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.09 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.09. Top gainers within the industry include China HGS Real Estate ( HGSH), up 19.0%, Air Lease ( AL), up 2.3%, Rollins ( ROL), up 2.0% and KBR ( KBR), up 1.2%. A company within the industry that fell today was Alliance Data Systems Corporation ( ADS), up 0.87.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. Jacobs Engineering Group ( JEC) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Jacobs Engineering Group is up $0.42 (0.73) to $57.58 on light volume Thus far, 376,865 shares of Jacobs Engineering Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.35-$57.75 after having opened the day at $56.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.16.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. provides technical, professional, and construction services to various industrial, commercial, and governmental clients worldwide. Jacobs Engineering Group has a market cap of $7.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.8, equal to the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 34.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Jacobs Engineering Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Jacobs Engineering Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Jacobs Engineering Group Ratings Report now.

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