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Diversified Services Stocks On The Rise With Help From 3 Stocks

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 67 points (0.4%) at 16,436 as of Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,992 issues advancing vs. 961 declining with 169 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. Top gainers within the industry include Education Management ( EDMC), up 56.2%, HMS Holdings ( HMSY), up 11.3%, Air Lease ( AL), up 4.7%, Maximus ( MMS), up 3.5% and AerCap Holdings ( AER), up 2.4%.

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

3. Western Union ( WU) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Western Union is up $0.22 (1.3%) to $17.12 on average volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Western Union exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.94-$17.20 after having opened the day at $16.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.90.

The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business, and Business Solutions. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment offers cash money transfer services involving walk-in agent locations. Western Union has a market cap of $9.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 2.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Western Union a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Western Union as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Western Union Ratings Report now.

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