Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.

One out of the three major indices traded up today The three major indices are trading lower today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 25.91 points (-0.1%) at 17,627 as of Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, 1:25 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,592 issues advancing vs. 1,405 declining with 178 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which was unchanged. Top gainers within the Diversified Services industry included

Kelly Services

(

KELYB

), up 10.3%,

China Yida

(

CNYD

), up 3.9%,

ATA

(

ATAI

), up 3.1%,

Cambium Learning Group

(

ABCD

), up 2.9% and

NV5 Holdings

(

NVEE

), up 15.3%.

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

Cambium Learning Group

(

ABCD

) is one of the companies that pushed the Diversified Services industry higher today. Cambium Learning Group was up $0.05 (2.9%) to $1.80 on light volume. Throughout the day, 6,818 shares of Cambium Learning Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 22,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.74-$1.89 after having opened the day at $1.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.75.

Cambium Learning Group, Inc. operates as an educational solutions and services company in the United States. It operates in four segments: Voyager Sopris Learning (VSL), Learning A-Z, ExploreLearning, and Kurzweil/IntelliTools. Cambium Learning Group has a market cap of $81.3 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 9.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Cambium Learning Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cambium Learning Group as a

TheStreet Recommends

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on ABCD go as follows:

  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Diversified Consumer Services industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 398.8% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $0.43 million to -$1.29 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to $0.37 million or 98.65% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite a decrease in cash flow CAMBIUM LEARNING GROUP INC is still fairing well by exceeding its industry average cash flow growth rate of -110.62%.
  • ABCD, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 4.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 15.3%. The declining revenue appears to have seeped down to the company's bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • CAMBIUM LEARNING GROUP INC has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. This company has not demonstrated a clear trend in earnings over the past 2 years, making it difficult to accurately predict earnings for the coming year. During the past fiscal year, CAMBIUM LEARNING GROUP INC continued to lose money by earning -$0.31 versus -$2.72 in the prior year.
  • Compared to where it was a year ago, the stock is now trading at a higher level, and has traded in line with the S&P 500. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, we do not believe this stock offers ample reward opportunity to compensate for the risks, despite the fact that it rose over the past year.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Cambium Learning Group Ratings Report

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

At the close,

ATA

(

ATAI

) was up $0.12 (3.1%) to $3.99 on light volume. Throughout the day, 4,319 shares of ATA exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $3.87-$3.99 after having opened the day at $3.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.87.

ATA Inc. provides computer-based testing services in the People's Republic of China. ATA has a market cap of $89.6 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 3.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are no analysts who rate ATA a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

TheStreet Ratings rates ATA as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on ATAI go as follows:

  • ATAI has no debt to speak of therefore resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of zero, which we consider to be a relatively favorable sign. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 2.83, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • The gross profit margin for ATA INC -ADS is rather high; currently it is at 56.34%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 5.45% trails the industry average.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Diversified Consumer Services industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, ATA INC -ADS has outperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Diversified Consumer Services industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 51.6% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $1.53 million to $0.74 million.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

ATA Ratings Report

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

China Yida

(

CNYD

) was another company that pushed the Diversified Services industry higher today. China Yida was up $0.11 (3.9%) to $2.94 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 25,028 shares of China Yida exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $2.94-$3.42 after having opened the day at $3.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.83.

China Yida Holding, Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates in the tourism and advertisement businesses in the People's Republic of China. The company operates through two segments, Advertisement and Tourism. China Yida has a market cap of $11.4 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 1.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are no analysts who rate China Yida a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates China Yida as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on CNYD go as follows:

  • CHINA YIDA HOLDING CO's earnings per share declined by 26.5% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, CHINA YIDA HOLDING CO swung to a loss, reporting -$4.37 versus $0.06 in the prior year.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Media industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 61.5% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$3.12 million to -$5.03 million.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Media industry and the overall market, CHINA YIDA HOLDING CO's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 33.66%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 26.47% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
  • CNYD, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 9.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 10.6%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

China Yida Ratings Report

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.