5 Stocks Improving Performance Of The Diversified Services Industry

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 65 points (-0.4%) at 15,111 as of Friday, June 14, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,604 issues advancing vs. 474 declining with 57 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.46 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.25. A company within the industry that increased today was New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), up 1.60. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Alliance Data Systems Corporation ( ADS), down 1.03, H&R Block ( HRB), down 0.76, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), down 0.64 and Visa ( V), down 0.48.

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

5. KBR ( KBR) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, KBR is up $0.34 (1.01) to $34.03 on light volume Thus far, 475,945 shares of KBR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.01-$34.09 after having opened the day at $33.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.69.

KBR, Inc. operates as an engineering, construction, and services company worldwide. KBR has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate KBR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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

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4. As of noon trading, Jacobs Engineering Group ( JEC) is up $0.63 (1.13) to $56.16 on light volume Thus far, 180,566 shares of Jacobs Engineering Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 997,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.35-$56.25 after having opened the day at $55.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.53.

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 $7.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 30.4% 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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3. As of noon trading, Computer Sciences Corporation ( CSC) is up $0.44 (0.99) to $45.05 on average volume Thus far, 798,296 shares of Computer Sciences Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.70-$45.41 after having opened the day at $44.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.61.

Computer Sciences Corporation provides information technology (IT) and professional services to governments and commercial enterprises. Computer Sciences Corporation has a market cap of $6.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 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, Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT) is up $0.55 (0.63) to $88.34 on light volume Thus far, 150,143 shares of Fleetcor Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 888,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $86.73-$88.46 after having opened the day at $87.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.79.

FleetCor Technologies, Inc. provides fuel cards and workforce payment products and services to businesses, commercial fleets, oil companies, petroleum marketers, and government entities in North America, Latin America, and Europe. Fleetcor Technologies has a market cap of $7.1 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 63.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Fleetcor Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fleetcor Technologies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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 Fleetcor Technologies Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, SBA Communications ( SBAC) is up $0.81 (1.07) to $76.44 on average volume Thus far, 627,327 shares of SBA Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.34-$77.02 after having opened the day at $75.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.63.

SBA Communications Corporation owns and operates wireless communications towers in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, and Brazil. SBA Communications has a market cap of $9.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 6.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate SBA Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SBA Communications as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full SBA Communications 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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