4 Diversified Services Stocks Moving The Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 3 points (0.0%) at 14,977 as of Monday, May 6, 2013, 12:49 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,675 issues advancing vs. 1,221 declining with 157 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include United Rentals ( URI), up 3.0%, Amerco ( UHAL), up 2.1%, Tyco International ( TYC), up 1.6% and Moody's Corporation ( MCO), up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include China HGS Real Estate ( HGSH), down 10.96, WEX ( WEX), down 6.58, WEX ( WXS), down 6.58, AthenaHealth ( ATHN), down 1.80 and MasterCard Incorporated ( MA), down 1.01.

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 $1.07 (1.83) to $59.53 on average volume Thus far, 356,131 shares of Ryder System exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 689,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.44-$59.99 after having opened the day at $58.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.46.

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 $2.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Ryder System a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ryder System as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable 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, Mercadolibre ( MELI) is up $1.96 (1.88) to $105.98 on heavy volume Thus far, 552,979 shares of Mercadolibre exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 521,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $103.43-$106.99 after having opened the day at $104.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $104.02.

MercadoLibre, Inc. hosts online commerce platforms in Latin America. Its services are designed to provide users with mechanisms for buying, selling, paying, collecting, generating leads, and comparing listings through e-commerce transactions. Mercadolibre has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 43.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 32.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Mercadolibre a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mercadolibre as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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 Mercadolibre Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT) is up $0.70 (0.87) to $81.04 on average volume Thus far, 593,578 shares of Fleetcor Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 840,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $80.68-$81.24 after having opened the day at $81.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.34.

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 $6.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 49.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 good cash flow from operations. 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 Fleetcor Technologies Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ) is up $0.46 (1.87) to $24.76 on light volume Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.34-$24.78 after having opened the day at $24.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.30.

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 $9.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 49.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Hertz Global Holdings 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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