5 Stocks Pushing The Diversified Services Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 22 points (0.2%) at 12,810 as of Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,635 issues advancing vs. 1,204 declining with 167 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.0%. Top gainers within the industry include Infinity Pharmaceuticals ( INFI), up 9.6%, Shutterfly ( SFLY), up 4.1%, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company ( RRD), up 2.6%, Lender Processing Services ( LPS), up 2.8% and AECOM Technology Corporation ( ACM), up 2.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Deluxe Corporation ( DLX), down 3.1%, and Giant Interactive Group ( GA), down 2.0%.

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

5. Jacobs Engineering Group ( JEC) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Jacobs Engineering Group is up $0.42 (1.1%) to $39.86 on light volume Thus far, 297,447 shares of Jacobs Engineering Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 804,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.34-$39.97 after having opened the day at $39.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.44.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. provides technical, professional, and construction services to various industrial, commercial, and governmental clients worldwide. Jacobs Engineering Group has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Jacobs Engineering Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Jacobs Engineering Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. Get the full Jacobs Engineering Group Ratings Report now.

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