5 Stocks Improving Performance Of The Diversified Services Industry

Editor's Note: 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

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.

3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.

If you liked this article you might like

Alaska Air, Corcept Therapeutics, First Solar: 'Mad Money' Lightning Round

Markets Focus on Business: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Monday 8/28/17 )

14 Stocks That Could Skyrocket From Trump's Border Wall With Mexico

These Stocks Are Ready to Reverse Course