5 Stocks Pushing The Diversified Services Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 14 points (0.1%) at 12,892 as of Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,435 issues advancing vs. 1,435 declining with 148 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.0%. Top gainers within the industry include Giant Interactive Group ( GA), up 3.5%, and Qiagen ( QGEN), up 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Universal Technical Institute ( UTI), down 22.1%, CAI International ( CAP), down 7.8%, Myriad Genetics ( MYGN), down 3.0%, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company ( RRD), down 2.3% and HMS Holdings Corporation ( HMSY), down 2.3%.

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

5. Global Payments ( GPN) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Global Payments is up $0.56 (1.3%) to $43.99 on light volume Thus far, 139,389 shares of Global Payments exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 838,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.18-$44.10 after having opened the day at $43.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.43.

Global Payments Inc. Global Payments has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 8.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Global Payments a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Global Payments as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Global Payments Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS) is up $0.29 (0.8%) to $35.98 on light volume Thus far, 543,696 shares of Fidelity National Information Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.45-$35.98 after having opened the day at $35.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.69.

Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. provides banking and payments technology solutions worldwide. The company offers financial institution core processing, card issuer, and transaction processing services, including the NYCE Network. Fidelity National Information Services has a market cap of $10.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 34.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Fidelity National Information Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fidelity National Information Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Fidelity National Information Services Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ) is up $0.44 (3.0%) to $15.32 on average volume Thus far, 3.2 million shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.81-$15.41 after having opened the day at $14.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.88.

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the car and equipment rental businesses worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Car Rental and Equipment Rental. Hertz Global Holdings has a market cap of $6.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 26.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Hertz Global Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hertz Global Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Hertz Global Holdings Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Moody's Corporation ( MCO) is up $0.56 (1.2%) to $47.37 on light volume Thus far, 564,593 shares of Moody's Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.38-$47.46 after having opened the day at $46.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.81.

Moody's Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides credit ratings, research, and analysis covering fixed-income securities, other debt instruments, and the entities that issue such instruments in the global capital markets. Moody's Corporation has a market cap of $10.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 40.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Moody's Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Moody's Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Moody's Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Tyco International ( TYC) is up $0.33 (1.2%) to $27.87 on light volume Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Tyco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.35-$27.89 after having opened the day at $27.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.54.

Tyco International Ltd. operates as a fire protection and security company. The company provides security products and services, fire protection and detection products and services, valves and controls, and other industrial products. Tyco International has a market cap of $12.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 11.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Tyco International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tyco International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Tyco International Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 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).

A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.

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