5 Stocks Boosting The Diversified Services Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 161 points (1.1%) at 14,992 as of Friday, May 3, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,292 issues advancing vs. 653 declining with 100 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 1.8% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Robert Half International ( RHI), up 4.8%, Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT), up 4.4% and Visa ( V), up 2.2%.

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 $0.45 (1.42) to $32.20 on average volume Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Tyco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.03-$32.68 after having opened the day at $32.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.75.

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 8.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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, United Rentals ( URI) is up $3.70 (7.22) to $54.98 on heavy volume Thus far, 2.5 million shares of United Rentals exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.35-$56.08 after having opened the day at $52.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.28.

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 $4.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 62.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 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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3. As of noon trading, Moody's Corporation ( MCO) is up $1.78 (2.94) to $62.33 on average volume Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Moody's Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.09-$62.53 after having opened the day at $61.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.55.

Moody's Corporation provides credit ratings; and credit, capital markets, and economic related research, data, and analytical tools worldwide. Moody's Corporation has a market cap of $13.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Moody's Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Moody's Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. 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 Moody's Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, MasterCard Incorporated ( MA) is up $9.15 (1.68) to $554.68 on heavy volume Thus far, 434,625 shares of MasterCard Incorporated exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 576,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $550.63-$557.66 after having opened the day at $551.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $545.53.

MasterCard Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides transaction processing and other payment-related services in the United States and internationally. MasterCard Incorporated has a market cap of $63.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 19 analysts that rate MasterCard Incorporated a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates MasterCard Incorporated as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full MasterCard Incorporated Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Priceline.com ( PCLN) is up $17.88 (2.53) to $725.83 on average volume Thus far, 369,021 shares of Priceline.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 603,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $716.85-$726.28 after having opened the day at $717.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $707.95.

priceline.com Incorporated operates as a online travel company. Priceline.com has a market cap of $34.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Priceline.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Priceline.com as a buy. 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Priceline.com 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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