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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Today's Top Performers In Services

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