5 Stocks Pushing The Diversified Services Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 27 points (-0.2%) at 12,904 as of Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,218 issues advancing vs. 1,656 declining with 135 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include TeleTech Holdings ( TTEC), up 5.5%, Amerco ( UHAL), up 4.2%, Financial Engines ( FNGN), up 2.5% and SBA Communications ( SBAC), up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include American Public Education ( APEI), down 8.6%, Lender Processing Services ( LPS), down 4.5%, Team Health Holdings ( TMH), down 3.3%, United Rentals ( URI), down 2.6% and URS Corporation ( URS), down 2.8%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. FTI Consulting ( FCN) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, FTI Consulting is up $0.57 (2.2%) to $27.01 on average volume Thus far, 210,010 shares of FTI Consulting exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 389,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.83-$27.15 after having opened the day at $26.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.44.

FTI Consulting, Inc. operates as a business advisory company worldwide. The company operates in five segments; Corporate Finance/Restructuring, Forensic and Litigation Consulting, Economic Consulting, Technology, and Strategic Communications. FTI Consulting has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 37.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate FTI Consulting a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates FTI Consulting 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 unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full FTI Consulting Ratings Report now.

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