Today's Top Performers In Diversified Services

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 12 points (0.1%) at 15,069 as of Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,670 issues advancing vs. 1,254 declining with 121 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Tyco International ( TYC), up 1.1%, and Priceline.com ( PCLN), up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Mercadolibre ( MELI), down 4.71, Moody's Corporation ( MCO), down 1.31 and H&R Block ( HRB), down 1.00.

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

4. Grand Canyon Education ( LOPE) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Grand Canyon Education is up $3.26 (12.63) to $29.08 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Grand Canyon Education exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 379,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.30-$29.34 after having opened the day at $27.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.82.

Grand Canyon Education, Inc. provides postsecondary education services in the United States and Canada. It focuses on offering graduate and undergraduate degree programs in the areas of education, healthcare, business, and liberal arts. Grand Canyon Education has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Grand Canyon Education a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Grand Canyon Education 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Grand Canyon Education Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Financial Engines ( FNGN) is up $1.74 (4.65) to $39.15 on heavy volume Thus far, 423,097 shares of Financial Engines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 331,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.51-$39.30 after having opened the day at $38.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.41.

Financial Engines, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides independent, technology-enabled portfolio management services, investment advice, and retirement income services to participants in employer-sponsored defined contribution plans. Financial Engines has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 99.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 32.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Financial Engines a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Financial Engines as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Financial Engines Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Myriad Genetics ( MYGN) is up $1.93 (6.82) to $30.23 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Myriad Genetics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.20-$31.00 after having opened the day at $30.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.30.

Myriad Genetics, Inc., a molecular diagnostic company, focuses on the development and marketing of predictive medicine, personalized medicine, and prognostic medicine tests primarily in the United States. Myriad Genetics has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Myriad Genetics a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Myriad Genetics 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 reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Myriad Genetics Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS) is up $0.96 (2.25) to $43.59 on average volume Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Fidelity National Information Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.52-$43.65 after having opened the day at $42.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.63.

Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. provides banking and payments technology solutions worldwide. The company offers financial institution core processing, card issuer, and transaction processing services, including the national electronic funds transfer network. Fidelity National Information Services has a market cap of $12.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 22.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Fidelity National Information Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fidelity National Information Services 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and increase in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Fidelity National Information Services 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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