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 32 points (0.2%) at 14,286 as of Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,509 issues advancing vs. 1,334 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include China HGS Real Estate ( HGSH), up 12.4%, Ryder System ( R), up 1.7%, Amerco ( UHAL), up 1.4%, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), up 1.3% and Moody's Corporation ( MCO), up 1.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Qiagen ( QGEN), down 1.3%, and Fiserv ( FISV), down 0.5%.

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

5. Zillow ( Z) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Zillow is up $2.18 (4.6%) to $49.61 on average volume Thus far, 497,849 shares of Zillow exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 695,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.75-$49.79 after having opened the day at $46.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.43.

Zillow, Inc. engages in the operation of a real estate and home-related information marketplace on mobile and the Web in the United States. Zillow has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 262.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 70.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Zillow a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Zillow as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's net income has been quite unimpressive. Get the full Zillow Ratings Report now.

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