3 Stocks Boosting The Diversified Services Industry Higher - TheStreet

All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 68 points (-0.4%) at 17,730 as of Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,462 issues advancing vs. 1,508 declining with 167 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. A company within the industry that fell today was

Amerco

(

UHAL

), up 2.3%.

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

3.

Tyco International

(

TYC

) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Tyco International is up $0.43 (1.2%) to $35.58 on light volume. Thus far, 732,563 shares of Tyco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.21-$35.66 after having opened the day at $35.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.15.

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Tyco International plc provides security products and services, fire detection and suppression products and services, and life safety products worldwide. Tyco International has a market cap of $14.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 19.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Tyco International a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Tyco International

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and disappointing return on equity. Get the full

Tyco International Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

United Rentals

(

URI

) is up $1.69 (2.2%) to $78.85 on light volume. Thus far, 494,102 shares of United Rentals exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $77.13-$79.18 after having opened the day at $77.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.16.

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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 $7.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 24.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate United Rentals a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 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, expanding profit margins, impressive record of earnings per share growth and increase in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

United Rentals Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Priceline Group

(

PCLN

) is up $19.40 (1.6%) to $1,264.39 on light volume. Thus far, 222,726 shares of Priceline Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 677,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $1,244.18-$1,266.69 after having opened the day at $1,246.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1,244.99.

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The Priceline Group Inc. provides online travel and travel related reservation and search services. Priceline Group has a market cap of $62.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 9.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate Priceline Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Priceline Group

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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full

Priceline Group 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

).