Today's Top Performers In Diversified Services

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 45 points (-0.3%) at 14,466 as of Thursday, March 21, 2013, 12:44 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,235 issues advancing vs. 1,661 declining with 139 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. Top gainers within the industry include Stantec ( STN), up 1.8%, and Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances ( ULTA), up 1.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Acacia Research Coroporation ( ACTG), down 4.5%, Textainer Group Holdings ( TGH), down 2.3%, Aaron's ( AAN), down 2.0%, Ryder System ( R), down 1.9% and Tetra Tech ( TTEK), down 1.8%.

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

5. Air Lease ( AL) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Air Lease is up $0.25 (0.9%) to $29.25 on light volume Thus far, 149,223 shares of Air Lease exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 465,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.96-$29.54 after having opened the day at $29.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.00.

Air Lease Corporation engages in the purchase and leasing of commercial aircraft to airlines worldwide. The company also provides fleet management and remarketing services. Air Lease has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 33.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Air Lease a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Air Lease as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been very high debt management risk by most measures. Get the full Air Lease Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU) is up $0.26 (1.5%) to $17.39 on light volume Thus far, 461,279 shares of New Oriental Education & Technology Group I exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.07-$17.48 after having opened the day at $17.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.13.

New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. provides private educational services primarily in China. New Oriental Education & Technology Group I has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 10.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate New Oriental Education & Technology Group I a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates New Oriental Education & Technology Group I 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 expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full New Oriental Education & Technology Group I Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Zillow ( Z) is up $0.82 (1.5%) to $54.63 on average volume Thus far, 297,045 shares of Zillow exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 679,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.02-$55.42 after having opened the day at $53.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.81.

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 $1.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 304.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 90.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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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2. As of noon trading, Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT) is up $1.32 (1.9%) to $71.06 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Fleetcor Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 649,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $69.46-$71.73 after having opened the day at $69.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.74.

FleetCor Technologies, Inc. provides fuel cards and workforce payment products and services to businesses, commercial fleets, oil companies, petroleum marketers, and government entities in North America, Latin America, and Europe. Fleetcor Technologies has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 28.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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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1. As of noon trading, H&R Block ( HRB) is up $0.17 (0.6%) to $28.00 on average volume Thus far, 2.3 million shares of H&R Block exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.78-$28.09 after having opened the day at $27.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.83.

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 $7.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 48.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate H&R Block a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate 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 notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally higher debt management risk and premium valuation. Get the full H&R Block 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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