5 Diversified Services Stocks Pushing The Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 36 points (0.3%) at 14,562 as of Thursday, March 28, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,626 issues advancing vs. 1,256 declining with 162 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Qiagen ( QGEN), up 2.3%, KBR ( KBR), up 1.5%, Alliance Data Systems Corporation ( ADS), up 0.8%, Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS), up 0.7% and Visa ( V), up 0.6%. A company within the industry that fell today was Priceline.com ( PCLN), up 1.1%.

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

5. Tyco International ( TYC) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Tyco International is up $0.37 (1.2%) to $31.55 on average volume Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Tyco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.10-$31.61 after having opened the day at $31.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.18.

Tyco International Ltd. operates as a fire protection and security company. The company provides security products and services, fire protection and detection products and services, valves and controls, and other industrial products. Tyco International has a market cap of $14.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 6.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Tyco International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tyco International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Tyco International Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Paychex ( PAYX) is up $0.38 (1.1%) to $35.14 on heavy volume Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Paychex exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.10-$35.15 after having opened the day at $34.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.76.

Paychex, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small to medium-sized businesses in the United States and Germany. Paychex has a market cap of $12.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Paychex a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 18 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Paychex as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Paychex Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, United Rentals ( URI) is up $0.78 (1.5%) to $54.29 on light volume Thus far, 552,653 shares of United Rentals exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.49-$54.68 after having opened the day at $53.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.51.

United Rentals, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an equipment rental company. It offers approximately 3,300 classes of equipment for rent to customers comprising construction and industrial companies, manufacturers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners, and government entities. United Rentals has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 67.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 17.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate United Rentals a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Rentals as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full United Rentals Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ) is up $0.21 (1.0%) to $22.32 on average volume Thus far, 4.0 million shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.10-$22.68 after having opened the day at $22.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.11.

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the car and equipment rental businesses worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Car Rental and Equipment Rental. Hertz Global Holdings has a market cap of $9.1 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 39.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 35.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Hertz Global Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hertz Global Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Hertz Global Holdings Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Western Union Company ( WU) is up $0.12 (0.8%) to $15.00 on light volume Thus far, 3.1 million shares of Western Union Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.82-$15.04 after having opened the day at $14.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.88.

The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business, and Business Solutions. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment offers cash money transfer services involving walk-in agent locations. Western Union Company has a market cap of $8.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Western Union Company a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Western Union Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Western Union Company 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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