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3 Diversified Services Stocks Nudging The Industry Higher

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 24 points (0.1%) at 16,720 as of Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,382 issues advancing vs. 1,595 declining with 161 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include Convergys Corporation ( CVG), up 2.2%, VCA Antech ( WOOF), up 1.9%, GATX ( GMT), up 1.4% and Booz Allen Hamilton ( BAH), up 1.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include ExamWorks Group ( EXAM), down 12.7%, Advisory Board ( ABCO), down 4.3%, Shutterstock ( SSTK), down 4.2%, Financial Engines ( FNGN), down 4.2% and Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS), down 3.3%.

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

3. Avis Budget Group ( CAR) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Avis Budget Group is up $0.73 (1.4%) to $54.19 on average volume. Thus far, 974,265 shares of Avis Budget Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.51-$54.63 after having opened the day at $53.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.46.

Avis Budget Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides car and truck rentals, car sharing, and ancillary services to businesses and consumers worldwide. The company has three segments: North America, International, and Truck Rental. Avis Budget Group has a market cap of $5.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 28.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Avis Budget Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Avis Budget Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good. Get the full Avis Budget Group Ratings Report now.

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