Today's Top Performers In Diversified Services

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 30 points (-0.2%) at 15,089 as of Monday, May 13, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,245 issues advancing vs. 1,704 declining with 112 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. A company within the industry that increased today was Financial Engines ( FNGN), up 2.33. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include VistaPrint ( VPRT), down 2.71, Stantec ( STN), down 2.28, Air Lease ( AL), down 1.67, URS Corporation ( URS), down 1.61 and New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), down 1.25.

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

5. HMS Holdings Corporation ( HMSY) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, HMS Holdings Corporation is up $0.77 (3.05) to $26.01 on average volume Thus far, 425,734 shares of HMS Holdings Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 857,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.12-$26.06 after having opened the day at $25.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.24.

HMS Holdings Corp. provides cost containment services to government and private healthcare payers and sponsors. The company's services include co-ordination of benefits and program integrity services. HMS Holdings Corporation has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 44.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate HMS Holdings Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates HMS Holdings Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full HMS Holdings Corporation Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, AthenaHealth ( ATHN) is up $1.52 (1.81) to $85.27 on light volume Thus far, 88,829 shares of AthenaHealth exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 367,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $83.12-$85.57 after having opened the day at $83.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $83.75.

athenahealth, Inc., a business services company, provides ongoing billing, clinical-related, and other related services to medical group practices primarily in the United States. The company provides services through the athenaNet, a proprietary Internet-based practice management application. AthenaHealth has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 188.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 15.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate AthenaHealth a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AthenaHealth as a hold. 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 and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and premium valuation. Get the full AthenaHealth Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Zillow ( Z) is up $1.21 (2.23) to $55.35 on average volume Thus far, 516,201 shares of Zillow exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 789,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.41-$56.17 after having opened the day at $53.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.14.

Zillow, Inc. engages in the operation of a real estate and home-related information marketplace on mobile and the Web in the United States. Zillow has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 5648.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 103.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Zillow a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Zillow as a hold. 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 and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and premium valuation. Get the full Zillow Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Western Union Company ( WU) is up $0.25 (1.56) to $16.24 on average volume Thus far, 3.9 million shares of Western Union Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.05-$16.47 after having opened the day at $16.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.99.

The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business, and Business Solutions. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment offers cash money transfer services involving walk-in agent locations. Western Union Company has a market cap of $9.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Western Union Company a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Western Union Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Western Union Company Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances ( ULTA) is up $0.99 (1.07) to $93.17 on light volume Thus far, 433,309 shares of Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $92.04-$93.40 after having opened the day at $92.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $92.18.

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. operates specialty retail stores in the United States. Its stores offer cosmetics, fragrance, haircare, and skincare products, as well as related accessories and services. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 9.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances 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, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. 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 Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances 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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