5 Diversified Services Stocks Moving The Industry Upward

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 63 points (0.4%) at 15,199 as of Monday, July 8, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,878 issues advancing vs. 1,083 declining with 93 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.0%.

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

5. H&R Block ( HRB) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, H&R Block is up $0.49 (1.7%) to $28.79 on light volume. Thus far, 743,114 shares of H&R Block exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.35-$28.82 after having opened the day at $28.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.30.

H&R Block, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides tax preparation and related services to the general public in the United States, Canada, and Australia. H&R Block has a market cap of $7.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 52.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full H&R Block Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS) is up $0.72 (1.6%) to $44.35 on light volume. Thus far, 575,078 shares of Fidelity National Information Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.95-$44.60 after having opened the day at $44.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.63.

Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. provides banking and payments technology solutions worldwide. The company offers financial institution core processing, card issuer, and transaction processing services, including the national electronic funds transfer network. Fidelity National Information Services has a market cap of $12.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 25.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Fidelity National Information Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fidelity National Information Services 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth 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 Fidelity National Information Services Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Moody's Corporation ( MCO) is up $1.15 (1.9%) to $61.89 on light volume. Thus far, 568,843 shares of Moody's Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.06-$62.15 after having opened the day at $61.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.74.

Moody's Corporation provides credit ratings; and credit, capital markets, and economic related research, data, and analytical tools worldwide. Moody's Corporation has a market cap of $13.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 20.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Moody's Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Moody's Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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 Moody's Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ) is up $0.34 (1.3%) to $26.39 on light volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.11-$26.46 after having opened the day at $26.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.05.

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 $10.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 60.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 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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1. As of noon trading, Priceline.com ( PCLN) is up $26.46 (3.1%) to $881.62 on heavy volume. Thus far, 691,951 shares of Priceline.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 699,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $872.20-$881.88 after having opened the day at $874.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $855.16.

priceline.com Incorporated operates as a online travel company. Priceline.com has a market cap of $42.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 37.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Priceline.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Priceline.com as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, robust revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Priceline.com 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).

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