Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 37 points (-0.2%) at 16,376 as of Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,270 issues advancing vs. 1,648 declining with 149 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include

Brady

(

BRC

), up 12.3%,

Alliance Data Systems

(

ADS

), up 1.5%,

Priceline Group

(

PCLN

), up 1.4%,

Paychex

(

PAYX

), up 0.7% and

MasterCard

(

MA

), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

GEO Group

(

GEO

), down 6.3%,

GATX

(

GMT

), down 6.2%,

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance

(

ULTA

), down 4.4%,

Tyco International

(

TYC

), down 2.5% and

AerCap Holdings

(

AER

), down 1.8%.

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

3.

CoStar Group

(

CSGP

) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, CoStar Group is up $3.10 (1.8%) to $171.29 on light volume. Thus far, 42,581 shares of CoStar Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 186,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $167.44-$172.30 after having opened the day at $168.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $168.19.

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CoStar Group, Inc. provides information, analytics, and online marketplaces services to the commercial real estate industry in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and France. CoStar Group has a market cap of $5.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 18.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate CoStar Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

CoStar Group

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

CoStar Group Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Total System Services

(

TSS

) is up $0.62 (1.5%) to $42.19 on light volume. Thus far, 324,513 shares of Total System Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.27-$42.30 after having opened the day at $41.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.57.

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Total System Services, Inc. provides electronic payment processing services to banks and other financial institutions in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and internationally. Total System Services has a market cap of $7.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 16.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Total System Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Total System Services

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, increase in net income and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Total System Services Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Global Payments

(

GPN

) is up $1.01 (1.7%) to $59.02 on light volume. Thus far, 451,485 shares of Global Payments exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.30-$59.10 after having opened the day at $57.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.01.

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Global Payments Inc. provides payment solutions for credit cards, debit cards, electronic payments, and check-related services. It operates in two segments, North America Merchant Services and International Merchant Services. Global Payments has a market cap of $7.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 10.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Global Payments a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Global Payments

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Global Payments Ratings Report

now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the diversified services industry could consider

iShares Dow Jones US Cons Services

(

IYC

) while those bearish on the diversified services industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Short Consumer Sers

(

SCC

).