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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