5 Stocks Driving The Diversified Services Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 15 points (0.1%) at 15,558 as of Monday, July 22, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,691 issues advancing vs. 1,251 declining with 101 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include AthenaHealth ( ATHN), up 3.4%, and SAIC ( SAI), up 2.6%.

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

5. Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Fleetcor Technologies is up $1.01 (1.2%) to $87.88 on light volume. Thus far, 303,532 shares of Fleetcor Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 840,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $86.81-$88.08 after having opened the day at $87.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $86.87.

FleetCor Technologies, Inc. provides fuel cards and workforce payment products and services to businesses, commercial fleets, oil companies, petroleum marketers, and government entities in North America, Latin America, and Europe. Fleetcor Technologies has a market cap of $7.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 61.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Fleetcor Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fleetcor Technologies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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 Fleetcor Technologies Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Western Union Company ( WU) is up $0.14 (0.8%) to $17.46 on average volume. Thus far, 3.4 million shares of Western Union Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.29-$17.49 after having opened the day at $17.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.32.

The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business, and Business Solutions. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment offers cash money transfer services involving walk-in agent locations. Western Union Company has a market cap of $9.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 27.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Western Union Company a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Western Union Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Western Union Company Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ) is up $0.26 (0.9%) to $27.58 on light volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.15-$27.68 after having opened the day at $27.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.33.

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 $11.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 68.0% 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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2. As of noon trading, MasterCard Incorporated ( MA) is up $7.13 (1.2%) to $600.46 on average volume. Thus far, 229,572 shares of MasterCard Incorporated exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 585,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $593.06-$601.44 after having opened the day at $594.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $593.33.

MasterCard Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides transaction processing and other payment-related services in the United States and internationally. MasterCard Incorporated has a market cap of $69.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 20.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 18 analysts that rate MasterCard Incorporated a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates MasterCard Incorporated 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, increase in net income, expanding profit margins 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 MasterCard Incorporated Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Priceline.com ( PCLN) is up $6.95 (0.8%) to $903.24 on light volume. Thus far, 224,920 shares of Priceline.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 703,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $898.92-$908.00 after having opened the day at $901.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $896.29.

priceline.com Incorporated operates as a online travel company. Priceline.com has a market cap of $45.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 44.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 17 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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