5 Diversified Services Stocks Pushing The Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 21 points (-0.1%) at 14,492 as of Monday, March 18, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,220 issues advancing vs. 1,709 declining with 121 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include Swisher Hygiene ( SWSH), up 10.1%, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), up 5.5%, Amerco ( UHAL), up 2.3%, Cintas Corporation ( CTAS), up 1.3% and FTI Consulting ( FCN), up 1.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include ExamWorks Group ( EXAM), down 5.0%, HMS Holdings Corporation ( HMSY), down 2.4%, Myriad Genetics ( MYGN), down 1.5%, Air Lease ( AL), down 1.0% and Team Health Holdings ( TMH), down 1.0%.

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

5. GATX ( GMT) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, GATX is up $0.53 (1.0%) to $51.63 on light volume Thus far, 82,977 shares of GATX exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 261,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.68-$51.75 after having opened the day at $50.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.10.

GATX Corporation leases, operates, manages, and remarkets assets in the rail and marine markets in North America and internationally. The company operates in four segments: Rail North America, Rail International, American Steamship Company (ASC), and Portfolio Management. GATX has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.7, equal to the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate GATX a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates GATX as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. 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 GATX Ratings Report now.

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