5 Diversified Services Stocks Moving The Industry Upward

Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 19 points (-0.1%) at 15,282 as of Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,222 issues advancing vs. 1,685 declining with 126 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Giant Interactive Group ( GA), up 4.6%, VCA Antech ( WOOF), up 4.0%, Stantec ( STN), up 2.3%, AthenaHealth ( ATHN), up 2.0% and Team Health Holdings ( TMH), up 1.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Portfolio Recovery Associates ( PRAA), down 4.5%, Moody's Corporation ( MCO), down 1.4%, Priceline.com ( PCLN), down 0.8% and Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), down 0.7%.

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

5. Corrections Corporation of America ( CXW) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Corrections Corporation of America is up $0.72 (2.2%) to $32.93 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Corrections Corporation of America exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.50-$33.37 after having opened the day at $32.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.21.

Corrections Corporation of America, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates privatized correctional and detention facilities in the United States. Corrections Corporation of America has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 10.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Corrections Corporation of America a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Corrections Corporation of America as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Corrections Corporation of America Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Fiserv ( FISV) is up $0.53 (0.6%) to $90.00 on light volume. Thus far, 149,405 shares of Fiserv exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 618,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $89.51-$90.13 after having opened the day at $89.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $89.47.

Fiserv, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services technology solutions worldwide. Fiserv has a market cap of $11.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 13.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Fiserv a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fiserv as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Fiserv Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Myriad Genetics ( MYGN) is up $0.68 (2.3%) to $30.52 on light volume. Thus far, 489,554 shares of Myriad Genetics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.74-$30.59 after having opened the day at $29.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.84.

Myriad Genetics, Inc., a molecular diagnostic company, focuses on the development and marketing of predictive medicine, personalized medicine, and prognostic medicine tests primarily in the United States. Myriad Genetics has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 8.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Myriad Genetics a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Myriad Genetics as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Myriad Genetics Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Paychex ( PAYX) is up $0.30 (0.8%) to $38.45 on light volume. Thus far, 593,391 shares of Paychex exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.04-$38.50 after having opened the day at $38.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.15.

Paychex, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small to medium-sized businesses in the United States and Germany. Paychex has a market cap of $13.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 22.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Paychex a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 18 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Paychex as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Paychex Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, SBA Communications ( SBAC) is up $1.38 (1.9%) to $75.78 on light volume. Thus far, 423,528 shares of SBA Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.11-$75.84 after having opened the day at $74.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.40.

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 $9.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 4.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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).

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