5 Stocks Improving Performance Of The Diversified Services Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 52 points (0.3%) at 15,523 as of Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,945 issues advancing vs. 956 declining with 122 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. Top gainers within the industry include WageWorks ( WAGE), up 21.1%, Quad/Graphics ( QUAD), up 5.8%, Amerco ( UHAL), up 5.5%, Zillow ( Z), up 4.6% and New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), up 4.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Computer Sciences Corporation ( CSC), down 3.6%, and Moody's Corporation ( MCO), down 0.9%.

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

5. Fiserv ( FISV) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Fiserv is up $0.73 (0.7%) to $101.69 on light volume. Thus far, 191,214 shares of Fiserv exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 618,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $100.45-$101.72 after having opened the day at $101.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $100.96.

Fiserv, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services technology worldwide. Fiserv has a market cap of $13.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 27.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 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, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins 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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