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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 234 points (1.3%) at 18,060 as of Monday, April 20, 2015, 1:15 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,313 issues advancing vs. 675 declining with 139 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.0%. Top gainers within the industry include

New Oriental Education & Technology Group I

(

EDU

), up 3.8%,

Team Health Holdings

(

TMH

), up 2.4%,

Mercadolibre

(

MELI

), up 2.1%,

H&R Block

(

HRB

), up 2.3% and

CoStar Group

(

CSGP

), up 2.1%.

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

3.

McGraw Hill Financial

(

MHFI

) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, McGraw Hill Financial is up $0.87 (0.8%) to $103.73 on light volume. Thus far, 353,486 shares of McGraw Hill Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $103.19-$104.09 after having opened the day at $103.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $102.86.

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McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. provides benchmarks and ratings, analytics, data, and research services for the capital, commodities, and commercial markets worldwide. McGraw Hill Financial has a market cap of $28.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 15.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate McGraw Hill Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

McGraw Hill Financial

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full

McGraw Hill Financial Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

United Rentals

(

URI

) is up $2.41 (2.5%) to $98.87 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of United Rentals exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $97.00-$98.88 after having opened the day at $98.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $96.46.

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United Rentals, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an equipment rental company. It operates in two segments, General Rentals; and Trench Safety, Power and HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning), and Pump Solutions. United Rentals has a market cap of $9.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 5.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate United Rentals a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

United Rentals

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

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now.

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1. As of noon trading,

MasterCard

(

MA

) is up $0.59 (0.7%) to $87.52 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of MasterCard exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $87.01-$87.89 after having opened the day at $87.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $86.93.

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MasterCard Incorporated, a technology company, provides transaction processing and other payment-related products and services in the United States and internationally. MasterCard has a market cap of $98.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 0.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 18 analysts who rate MasterCard a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

MasterCard

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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full

MasterCard 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

).

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