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5 Diversified Services Stocks On The Rise

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 54 points (-0.3%) at 16,409 as of Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,224 issues advancing vs. 1,713 declining with 144 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Mistras Group ( MG), up 6.2%, CACI International ( CACI), up 3.8%, Maximus ( MMS), up 3.2%, Alliance Data Systems Corporation ( ADS), up 1.0% and CoStar Group ( CSGP), up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include TAL International Group ( TAL), down 4.3%, Rent-A-Center ( RCII), down 2.9%, TAL Education Group ( XRS), down 2.8%, Shutterstock ( SSTK), down 2.7% and Textainer Group Holdings ( TGH), down 2.2%.

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

5. AECOM Technology Corporation ( ACM) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, AECOM Technology Corporation is up $0.39 (1.3%) to $30.37 on average volume. Thus far, 341,448 shares of AECOM Technology Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 606,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.00-$30.60 after having opened the day at $30.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.98.

AECOM Technology Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Professional Technical Services (PTS) and Management Support Services (MSS). AECOM Technology Corporation has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate AECOM Technology Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AECOM Technology Corporation 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, attractive valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full AECOM Technology Corporation Ratings Report now.

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