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 20 points (-0.2%) at 12,795 as of Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,283 issues advancing vs. 1,555 declining with 129 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Infinity Pharmaceuticals ( INFI), up 6.7%, Avis Budget Group ( CAR), up 3.1%, WEX ( WXS), up 1.4%, Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT), up 1.2% and Apollo Group ( APOL), up 1.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include RPX ( RPXC), down 4.3%, Portfolio Recovery Associates ( PRAA), down 3.6%, Interval Leisure Group ( IILG), down 2.4%, 51job ( JOBS), down 2.1% and Acacia Research Coroporation ( ACTG), down 2.0%.

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

5. New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I is up $0.64 (3.8%) to $17.70 on light volume Thus far, 998,784 shares of New Oriental Education & Technology Group I exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.22-$17.75 after having opened the day at $17.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.06.

New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. provides private educational services primarily in China. New Oriental Education & Technology Group I has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 29.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate New Oriental Education & Technology Group I a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates New Oriental Education & Technology Group I as a hold. 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 and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and disappointing return on equity. Get the full New Oriental Education & Technology Group I Ratings Report now.

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