5 Stocks Driving The Diversified Services Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 46 points (-0.3%) at 15,208 as of Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 12:49 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,093 issues advancing vs. 1,832 declining with 114 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.15 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.24. Top gainers within the industry include 51job ( JOBS), up 5.2%, and Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Acacia Research Coroporation ( ACTG), down 6.29, H&R Block ( HRB), down 1.56, Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS), down 1.43 and Verisk Analytics ( VRSK), down 0.89.

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

5. Booz Allen Hamilton ( BAH) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Booz Allen Hamilton is up $0.47 (2.69) to $17.93 on light volume Thus far, 86,683 shares of Booz Allen Hamilton exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 326,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.42-$17.94 after having opened the day at $17.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.46.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation provides management and technology consulting services in the United States. Booz Allen Hamilton has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 25.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Booz Allen Hamilton a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Booz Allen Hamilton as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its weak operating cash flow, poor profit margins and generally high debt management risk. Get the full Booz Allen Hamilton Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, ABM Industries ( ABM) is up $1.02 (4.15) to $25.62 on heavy volume Thus far, 378,460 shares of ABM Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 250,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.93-$26.38 after having opened the day at $25.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.60.

ABM Industries Incorporated provides integrated facility solutions services in the United States and internationally. ABM Industries has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 21.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate ABM Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ABM Industries 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, reasonable valuation levels, increase in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full ABM Industries Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Giant Interactive Group ( GA) is up $0.18 (2.16) to $8.52 on average volume Thus far, 492,950 shares of Giant Interactive Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $8.36-$8.64 after having opened the day at $8.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $8.34.

Giant Interactive Group Inc. develops and operates online games in the People's Republic of China. It primarily offers multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPGs). The company operates 13 games, including 10 MMORPGs, 1 casual massively multiplayer online game, and 2 strategy Web games. Giant Interactive Group has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 56.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Giant Interactive Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Giant Interactive Group 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, growth in earnings per share 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 Giant Interactive Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU) is up $0.59 (2.68) to $22.62 on light volume Thus far, 662,673 shares of New Oriental Education & Technology Group I exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.84-$22.66 after having opened the day at $21.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.03.

New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. provides private educational services primarily in China. New Oriental Education & Technology Group I has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 14.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate New Oriental Education & Technology Group I a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates New Oriental Education & Technology Group I 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 increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and disappointing return on equity. Get the full New Oriental Education & Technology Group I Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Alliance Data Systems Corporation ( ADS) is up $1.94 (1.11) to $175.97 on heavy volume Thus far, 450,544 shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 487,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $174.41-$178.49 after having opened the day at $174.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $174.03.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation provides marketing and loyalty solutions primarily in North America. The company operates in three segments: LoyaltyOne, Epsilon, and Private Label Services and Credit. Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a market cap of $8.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 22.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Alliance Data Systems Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Alliance Data Systems Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share 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 Alliance Data Systems Corporation 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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