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 135 points (1.0%) at 13,995 as of Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, 11:44 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,283 issues advancing vs. 634 declining with 96 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.9%. Top gainers within the industry include Avis Budget Group ( CAR), up 5.0%, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), up 2.6%, Ryder System ( R), up 2.6%, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), up 3.1% and Air Lease ( AL), up 2.4%. A company within the industry that fell today was Amerco ( UHAL), up 1.4%.

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

5. H&R Block ( HRB) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, H&R Block is up $0.29 (1.3%) to $23.06 on average volume Thus far, 1.5 million shares of H&R Block exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.90-$23.27 after having opened the day at $22.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.77.

H&R Block, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of tax preparation and related services to the general public in the United States, Canada, and Australia. H&R Block has a market cap of $6.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 24.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate H&R Block a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates H&R Block as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. Get the full H&R Block Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS) is up $0.52 (1.4%) to $37.63 on light volume Thus far, 506,821 shares of Fidelity National Information Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.27-$37.75 after having opened the day at $37.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.11.

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 $10.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Fidelity National Information Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 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 attractive valuation levels. 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, United Rentals ( URI) is up $2.22 (4.4%) to $52.84 on average volume Thus far, 1.2 million shares of United Rentals exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.91-$52.91 after having opened the day at $50.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.62.

United Rentals, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an equipment rental company. It offers approximately 3,000 classes of equipment for rent to customers comprising construction and industrial companies, manufacturers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners, and government entities. United Rentals has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 63.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate United Rentals a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Rentals as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full United Rentals Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, SBA Communications ( SBAC) is up $0.58 (0.8%) to $70.23 on light volume Thus far, 577,449 shares of SBA Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $69.76-$70.53 after having opened the day at $69.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.65.

SBA Communications Corporation owns and operates wireless communications towers primarily in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Panama. SBA Communications has a market cap of $8.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 1.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate SBA Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SBA Communications as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full SBA Communications Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Western Union Company ( WU) is up $0.13 (0.9%) to $14.36 on light volume Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Western Union Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.31-$14.43 after having opened the day at $14.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.23.

The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Consumer-to-Consumer and Global Business Payments. Western Union Company has a market cap of $8.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Western Union Company a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 17 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Western Union Company as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Western Union Company 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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