5 Stocks Advancing 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 82 points (-0.5%) at 15,473 as of Friday, July 26, 2013, 12:49 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,028 issues advancing vs. 1,878 declining with 105 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Global Payments ( GPN), down 5.6%, and Visa ( V), down 0.8%.

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

5. SPS Commerce ( SPSC) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, SPS Commerce is up $7.31 (12.8%) to $64.19 on heavy volume. Thus far, 94,953 shares of SPS Commerce exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 91,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.03-$65.12 after having opened the day at $56.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.88.

SPS Commerce, Inc. provides on-demand supply chain management solutions to customers worldwide. The company offers integration, collaboration, connectivity, visibility, and data analytics to trading partners. SPS Commerce has a market cap of $836.1 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 49.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate SPS Commerce a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SPS Commerce as a hold. 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 and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and premium valuation. Get the full SPS Commerce Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, HMS Holdings Corporation ( HMSY) is up $1.50 (6.1%) to $26.09 on heavy volume. Thus far, 487,216 shares of HMS Holdings Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 631,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.40-$26.77 after having opened the day at $24.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.59.

HMS Holdings Corp. provides cost containment services to government and private healthcare payers and sponsors. The company’s services include co-ordination of benefits and program integrity services. HMS Holdings Corporation has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 5.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate HMS Holdings Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates HMS Holdings Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full HMS Holdings Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, AthenaHealth ( ATHN) is up $1.98 (1.8%) to $111.83 on average volume. Thus far, 225,055 shares of AthenaHealth exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 532,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $107.68-$111.96 after having opened the day at $109.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $109.85.

athenahealth, Inc., a business services company, provides ongoing billing, clinical-related, and other related services to medical group practices primarily in the United States. The company provides services through the athenaNet, a proprietary Internet-based practice management application. AthenaHealth has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 49.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate AthenaHealth a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AthenaHealth as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and premium valuation. Get the full AthenaHealth Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT) is up $1.77 (2.0%) to $89.38 on light volume. Thus far, 231,906 shares of Fleetcor Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 809,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $87.59-$89.41 after having opened the day at $87.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.61.

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 63.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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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1. As of noon trading, Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances ( ULTA) is up $3.42 (3.6%) to $98.73 on average volume. Thus far, 491,589 shares of Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 909,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $94.89-$99.18 after having opened the day at $94.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $95.31.

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. operates specialty retail stores in the United States. Its stores offer cosmetics, fragrance, haircare, and skincare products, as well as related accessories and services. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances has a market cap of $6.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 3.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances 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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