5 Stocks Advancing 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 20 points (0.1%) at 14,984 as of Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,794 issues advancing vs. 1,149 declining with 104 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Net 1 Ueps Technologies ( UEPS), up 43.5%, Zillow ( Z), up 3.6%, ExlService Holdings ( EXLS), up 3.8%, Quad/Graphics ( QUAD), up 3.4% and Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Tyco International ( TYC), down 1.2%, and H&R Block ( HRB), down 0.4%.

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

5. DeVry ( DV) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, DeVry is up $0.66 (2.3%) to $29.19 on light volume. Thus far, 100,091 shares of DeVry exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 527,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.45-$29.22 after having opened the day at $28.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.53.

DeVry Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides educational services worldwide. DeVry has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 20.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate DeVry a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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

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