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 62 points (0.4%) at 14,518 as of Thursday, March 14, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,808 issues advancing vs. 1,087 declining with 143 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. Top gainers within the industry include Ryder System ( R), up 1.8%, and URS Corporation ( URS), up 1.3%. A company within the industry that fell today was Advisory Board Company ( ABCO), up 1.5%.

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

5. AECOM Technology Corporation ( ACM) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, AECOM Technology Corporation is up $0.62 (1.9%) to $32.52 on average volume Thus far, 560,289 shares of AECOM Technology Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 988,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.88-$32.64 after having opened the day at $31.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.90.

AECOM Technology Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides professional technical and management support services for commercial and government clients worldwide. AECOM Technology Corporation has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 32.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate AECOM Technology Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AECOM Technology Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full AECOM Technology Corporation Ratings Report now.

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