Today's Stocks Driving Success For The Diversified Services Industry

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 40 points (-0.3%) at 14,679 as of Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,751 issues advancing vs. 1,159 declining with 143 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.42 versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. A company within the industry that increased today was Mercadolibre ( MELI), up 1.62. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include ManpowerGroup ( MAN), down 3.41, Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT), down 1.32 and SBA Communications ( SBAC), down 1.16.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

4. Ryder System ( R) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Ryder System is up $3.73 (7.00) to $57.04 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Ryder System exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 634,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.01-$57.57 after having opened the day at $55.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.31.

Ryder System, Inc. provides transportation and supply chain management solutions. It operates in two segments, Fleet Management Solutions (FMS) and Supply Chain Solutions (SCS). Ryder System has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 14.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ryder System as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, revenue growth and attractive valuation levels. 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 Ryder System Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Fiserv ( FISV) is up $0.51 (0.58) to $88.78 on light volume Thus far, 130,685 shares of Fiserv exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 601,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $87.95-$88.93 after having opened the day at $88.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.27.

Fiserv, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services technology solutions worldwide. Fiserv has a market cap of $11.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fiserv as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Fiserv Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, SAIC ( SAI) is up $0.19 (1.34) to $14.41 on average volume Thus far, 2.1 million shares of SAIC exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.19-$14.54 after having opened the day at $14.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.22.

SAIC, Inc. provides scientific, engineering, systems integration, and technical services and solutions in the areas of defense, health, energy, infrastructure, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and cybersecurity to agencies of the U.S. SAIC has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 25.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates SAIC as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full SAIC Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Visa ( V) is up $1.21 (0.73) to $166.87 on light volume Thus far, 964,816 shares of Visa exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $165.60-$167.46 after having opened the day at $165.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $165.66.

Visa Inc., a payments technology company, engages in the operation of retail electronic payments network worldwide. It facilitates commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses, and government entities. Visa has a market cap of $86.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 45.4, above 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 Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Visa as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Visa Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 4 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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