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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 73 points (0.4%) at 18,111 as of Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,816 issues advancing vs. 1,128 declining with 194 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was

TAL Education Group

(

XRS

), up 2.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Capella Education

(

CPLA

), down 10.1%,

MSA Safety Incorporated

(

MSA

), down 6.3%,

SBA Communications

(

SBAC

), down 1.1% and

Alliance Data Systems

(

ADS

), down 0.6%.

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

3.

Rent-A-Center

(

RCII

) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Rent-A-Center is up $3.04 (11.2%) to $30.08 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.8 million shares of Rent-A-Center exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 716,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.42-$30.95 after having opened the day at $29.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.04.

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Rent-A-Center, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, leases household durable goods to customers on a rent-to-own basis. The company operates in four segments: Core U.S., Acceptance Now, Mexico, and Franchising. Rent-A-Center has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 26.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Rent-A-Center a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Rent-A-Center

as a

hold

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

Rent-A-Center Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Vantiv

(

VNTV

) is up $0.76 (1.9%) to $39.84 on average volume. Thus far, 606,585 shares of Vantiv exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.94-$39.99 after having opened the day at $38.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.08.

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Vantiv, Inc., through its subsidiary, Vantiv Holding, LLC. provides payment processing services in the United States. It operates through two segments, Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. Vantiv has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 15.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Vantiv a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Vantiv

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

Vantiv Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Mercadolibre

(

MELI

) is up $3.17 (2.3%) to $140.02 on heavy volume. Thus far, 424,480 shares of Mercadolibre exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 447,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $139.20-$142.18 after having opened the day at $141.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $136.85.

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MercadoLibre, Inc. hosts online commerce platforms in Latin America. It offers MercadoLibre Marketplace, an automated online e-commerce service for businesses and individuals to list items and conduct their sales and purchases online in a fixed-price or auction-based format. Mercadolibre has a market cap of $6.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 7.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Mercadolibre a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Mercadolibre

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Mercadolibre 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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