5 Diversified Services Stocks Driving The Industry Higher

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 13 points (0.1%) at 15,338 as of Friday, May 31, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 963 issues advancing vs. 1,995 declining with 88 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.09 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.09. Top gainers within the industry include China HGS Real Estate ( HGSH), up 19.0%, Air Lease ( AL), up 2.3%, Rollins ( ROL), up 2.0% and KBR ( KBR), up 1.2%. A company within the industry that fell today was Alliance Data Systems Corporation ( ADS), up 0.87.

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

5. Jacobs Engineering Group ( JEC) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Jacobs Engineering Group is up $0.42 (0.73) to $57.58 on light volume Thus far, 376,865 shares of Jacobs Engineering Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.35-$57.75 after having opened the day at $56.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.16.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. provides technical, professional, and construction services to various industrial, commercial, and governmental clients worldwide. Jacobs Engineering Group has a market cap of $7.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.8, equal to 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 Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Jacobs Engineering Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Jacobs Engineering Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Jacobs Engineering Group Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Avis Budget Group ( CAR) is up $0.59 (1.79) to $33.62 on light volume Thus far, 379,035 shares of Avis Budget Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.68-$33.63 after having opened the day at $32.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.03.

Avis Budget Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides car and truck rentals, and ancillary services to businesses and consumers worldwide. Avis Budget Group has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 66.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Avis Budget Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Avis Budget Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally higher debt management risk and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Avis Budget Group Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Computer Sciences Corporation ( CSC) is up $0.54 (1.22) to $44.86 on average volume Thus far, 661,717 shares of Computer Sciences Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.10-$45.36 after having opened the day at $44.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.32.

Computer Sciences Corporation provides information technology (IT) and professional services to governments and commercial enterprises. Computer Sciences Corporation has a market cap of $6.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.6, 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 Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Computer Sciences Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Computer Sciences Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Computer Sciences Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, H&R Block ( HRB) is up $0.26 (0.88) to $29.94 on light volume Thus far, 673,251 shares of H&R Block exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.57-$30.19 after having opened the day at $29.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.68.

H&R Block, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of tax preparation and related services to the general public in the United States, Canada, and Australia. H&R Block has a market cap of $8.1 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 59.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate H&R Block a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates H&R Block as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full H&R Block Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ) is up $0.30 (1.16) to $26.00 on light volume Thus far, 2.7 million shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.17-$26.07 after having opened the day at $25.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.70.

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 $10.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 58.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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. 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 Hertz Global Holdings 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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