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 20 points (-0.1%) at 15,298 as of Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 12:50 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 0.57 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.17. Top gainers within the industry include Mercadolibre ( MELI), up 2.7%, AECOM Technology Corporation ( ACM), up 1.3% and MasterCard Incorporated ( MA), up 1.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Tetra Tech ( TTEK), down 13.30, Envestnet ( ENV), down 7.34, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company ( RRD), down 3.10, URS Corporation ( URS), down 1.75 and CoStar Group ( CSGP), down 1.36.

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

5. Vantiv ( VNTV) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Vantiv is up $0.78 (2.98) to $26.99 on average volume Thus far, 569,474 shares of Vantiv exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.44-$27.40 after having opened the day at $26.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.21.

Vantiv, Inc. provides electronic integrated payment processing services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. Vantiv has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 28.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Vantiv a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vantiv as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. 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 Vantiv Ratings Report now.

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