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All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 24 points (-0.1%) at 16,982 as of Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,291 issues advancing vs. 1,724 declining with 155 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was

Fiserv

(

FISV

), up 1.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Barrett Business Services

(

BBSI

), down 34.6%,

YY Inc ADR

(

YY

), down 2.9%,

Verisk Analytics

(

VRSK

), down 2.8%,

Hertz Global Holdings

(

HTZ

), down 1.4% and

Priceline Group

(

PCLN

), down 0.6%.

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

3.

Corporate Executive Board

(

CEB

) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Corporate Executive Board is up $9.93 (16.4%) to $70.56 on heavy volume. Thus far, 530,849 shares of Corporate Executive Board exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 211,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.15-$71.74 after having opened the day at $63.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.63.

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The Corporate Executive Board Company provides member-based advisory services to executives and professionals in the United States, Europe, and internationally. Corporate Executive Board has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 21.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Corporate Executive Board a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Corporate Executive Board

as a

hold

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

Corporate Executive Board Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Total System Services

(

TSS

) is up $1.13 (3.6%) to $32.26 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Total System Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 841,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.61-$33.14 after having opened the day at $31.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.13.

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Total System Services, Inc. provides electronic payment processing services to banks and other financial institutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: North America Services, Merchant Services, International Services, and NetSpend. Total System Services has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 6.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Total System Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 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 robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel these 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,

McGraw Hill Financial

(

MHFI

) is up $1.34 (1.6%) to $87.04 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of McGraw Hill Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $84.69-$87.67 after having opened the day at $84.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $85.70.

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McGraw Hill Financial, Inc., a financial intelligence company, provides credit ratings, benchmarks, and analytics to capital and commodity markets worldwide. McGraw Hill Financial has a market cap of $22.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 9.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate McGraw Hill Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

McGraw Hill Financial

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

McGraw Hill Financial 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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