5 Stocks Pushing The Diversified Services Industry Higher

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 15 points (-0.1%) at 14,074 as of Monday, March 4, 2013, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,220 issues advancing vs. 1,591 declining with 184 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include Green Dot ( GDOT), up 8.4%, MoneyGram International ( MGI), up 4.0%, Amerco ( UHAL), up 2.0%, Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances ( ULTA), up 1.7% and H&R Block ( HRB), up 1.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Education Management Corporation ( EDMC), down 9.7%, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), down 3.0%, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers ( RBA), down 2.9%, Qiagen ( QGEN), down 2.5% and Western Union Company ( WU), down 1.9%.

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

5. Genpact ( G) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Genpact is up $0.20 (1.1%) to $17.91 on light volume Thus far, 401,142 shares of Genpact exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.67-$17.92 after having opened the day at $17.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.71.

Genpact Limited provides business process and technology management services worldwide. Genpact has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Genpact a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Genpact 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, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Genpact Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT) is up $1.31 (1.9%) to $71.65 on average volume Thus far, 281,055 shares of Fleetcor Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 626,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $70.28-$72.09 after having opened the day at $70.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.34.

FleetCor Technologies, Inc. provides specialized payment products and services to businesses, commercial fleets, oil companies, petroleum marketers, and government entities in North America, Europe, South Africa, and Asia. Fleetcor Technologies has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 30.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Fleetcor Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fleetcor Technologies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Fleetcor Technologies Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Corrections Corporation of America ( CXW) is up $0.42 (1.1%) to $37.64 on light volume Thus far, 511,780 shares of Corrections Corporation of America exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.10-$37.71 after having opened the day at $37.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.22.

Corrections Corporation of America, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates privatized correctional and detention facilities in the United States. Corrections Corporation of America has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Corrections Corporation of America a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Corrections Corporation of America as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Corrections Corporation of America Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Fiserv ( FISV) is up $0.50 (0.6%) to $82.00 on light volume Thus far, 164,247 shares of Fiserv exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 866,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $81.33-$82.00 after having opened the day at $81.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.50.

Fiserv, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services technology solutions worldwide. Fiserv has a market cap of $11.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Fiserv a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fiserv as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Fiserv Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, SBA Communications ( SBAC) is up $0.66 (0.9%) to $72.29 on light volume Thus far, 582,476 shares of SBA Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $71.27-$72.45 after having opened the day at $71.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $71.63.

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 $9.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 0.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate SBA Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates 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 notable return on equity. 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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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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