5 Diversified Services Stocks Moving The Industry Upward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 5 points (0.0%) at 15,100 as of Thursday, May 9, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,176 issues advancing vs. 1,742 declining with 136 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.21. Top gainers within the industry include Air Lease ( AL), up 4.2%, Mercadolibre ( MELI), up 2.3%, HMS Holdings Corporation ( HMSY), up 2.0%, Western Union Company ( WU), up 1.3% and Paychex ( PAYX), up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include LivePerson ( LPSN), down 34.04, Maximus ( MMS), down 1.31, Washington Post Company ( WPO), down 1.35, H&R Block ( HRB), down 1.12 and CoStar Group ( CSGP), down 1.26.

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

5. AECOM Technology Corporation ( ACM) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, AECOM Technology Corporation is up $0.35 (1.17) to $30.25 on light volume Thus far, 240,068 shares of AECOM Technology Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 927,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.72-$30.31 after having opened the day at $29.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.90.

AECOM Technology Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides professional technical and management support services for commercial and government clients worldwide. AECOM Technology Corporation has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 25.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate AECOM Technology Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AECOM Technology Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full AECOM Technology Corporation Ratings Report now.

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