Diversified Services Stocks On The Rise With Help From 4 Stocks

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 84 points (-0.5%) at 15,367 as of Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,073 issues advancing vs. 1,847 declining with 114 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include KBR ( KBR), up 2.8%, and Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT), up 1.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Myriad Genetics ( MYGN), down 6.2%, Moody's Corporation ( MCO), down 4.3%, Mercadolibre ( MELI), down 2.4%, Western Union Company ( WU), down 1.7% and Tyco International ( TYC), down 1.3%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

4. Amerco ( UHAL) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Amerco is up $3.61 (2.1%) to $177.19 on light volume. Thus far, 16,075 shares of Amerco exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 55,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $172.42-$177.19 after having opened the day at $172.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $173.58.

AMERCO operates as a do-it-yourself moving and storage operator for household and commercial goods in the United States and Canada. Amerco has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 37.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Amerco a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Amerco as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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 Amerco Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, WageWorks ( WAGE) is up $4.08 (10.1%) to $44.59 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of WageWorks exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 312,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.60-$44.80 after having opened the day at $41.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.51.

WageWorks, Inc. operates as an on-demand provider of tax-advantaged programs for consumer-directed health, and commuter and other employee spending account benefits (CDBs) in the United States. WageWorks has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 130.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate WageWorks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates WageWorks 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 find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full WageWorks Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, URS Corporation ( URS) is up $0.93 (1.9%) to $49.10 on heavy volume. Thus far, 632,444 shares of URS Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 550,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.94-$49.21 after having opened the day at $48.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.17.

URS Corporation provides engineering, construction, and technical services to public agencies and private sector clients worldwide. URS Corporation has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 21.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate URS Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates URS Corporation 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, revenue growth and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full URS Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ) is up $0.05 (0.2%) to $25.23 on light volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.11-$25.47 after having opened the day at $25.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.18.

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 $10.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 52.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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 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 Hertz Global Holdings Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 4 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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