Today's Top Performers In Diversified Services

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 1 points (0.0%) at 15,277 as of Thursday, May 16, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,398 issues advancing vs. 1,509 declining with 138 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.10. Top gainers within the industry include Giant Interactive Group ( GA), up 6.4%, 51job ( JOBS), up 3.3%, Team Health Holdings ( TMH), up 2.2%, Mercadolibre ( MELI), up 1.9% and Priceline.com ( PCLN), up 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Computer Sciences Corporation ( CSC), down 3.94, Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT), down 0.99 and Visa ( V), down 0.58.

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

5. R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company ( RRD) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company is up $0.26 (2.07) to $12.80 on average volume Thus far, 942,045 shares of R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.47-$12.90 after having opened the day at $12.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.54.

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company provides integrated communication solutions to private and public sectors worldwide. R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 40.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Global Payments ( GPN) is up $0.71 (1.52) to $47.34 on average volume Thus far, 488,728 shares of Global Payments exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 837,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.45-$47.66 after having opened the day at $46.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.63.

Global Payments Inc. Global Payments has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Global Payments a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Global Payments as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Global Payments Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Apollo Group ( APOL) is up $0.46 (2.19) to $21.70 on average volume Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Apollo Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.11-$21.91 after having opened the day at $21.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.24.

Apollo Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides online and on-campus educational programs and services at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels. Apollo Group has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Apollo Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Apollo Group as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Apollo Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, SAIC ( SAI) is up $0.13 (0.86) to $15.33 on light volume Thus far, 601,237 shares of SAIC exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.15-$15.35 after having opened the day at $15.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.20.

SAIC, Inc. provides scientific, engineering, systems integration, and technical services and solutions in the areas of defense, health, energy, infrastructure, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and cybersecurity to agencies of the U.S. SAIC has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 34.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate SAIC a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SAIC as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full SAIC Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS) is up $0.25 (0.56) to $44.57 on light volume Thus far, 715,664 shares of Fidelity National Information Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.28-$44.77 after having opened the day at $44.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.32.

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 $12.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 27.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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 no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Fidelity National Information Services 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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