5 Stocks Pushing The Diversified Services Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 35 points (0.3%) at 14,006 as of Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,786 issues advancing vs. 1,060 declining with 154 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include AECOM Technology Corporation ( ACM), up 2.0%, Corrections Corporation of America ( CXW), up 1.4% and Visa ( V), up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Textainer Group Holdings ( TGH), down 5.1%, and Genpact ( G), down 1.9%.

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 $0.25 (1.0%) to $24.70 on light volume Thus far, 1.2 million shares of H&R Block exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.40-$24.72 after having opened the day at $24.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.45.

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 $6.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 31.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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, Tyco International ( TYC) is up $0.18 (0.6%) to $30.90 on light volume Thus far, 770,908 shares of Tyco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.75-$30.97 after having opened the day at $30.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.73.

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 $14.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 5.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Tyco International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 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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3. As of noon trading, United Rentals ( URI) is up $1.31 (2.5%) to $54.63 on average volume Thus far, 1.0 million shares of United Rentals exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.77-$55.04 after having opened the day at $54.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.32.

United Rentals, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an equipment rental company. It offers approximately 3,300 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 $4.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 67.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ) is up $0.17 (0.9%) to $18.32 on light volume Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.19-$18.40 after having opened the day at $18.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.15.

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 $7.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Hertz Global Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates 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 revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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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1. As of noon trading, Moody's Corporation ( MCO) is up $1.17 (2.6%) to $46.66 on heavy volume Thus far, 2.8 million shares of Moody's Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.24-$47.15 after having opened the day at $45.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.49.

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 $9.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 13.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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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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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