4 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 72 points (-0.5%) at 15,564 as of Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, 12:54 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 854 issues advancing vs. 2,087 declining with 92 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. A company within the industry that increased today was Education Management Corporation ( EDMC), up 3.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Aaron's ( AAN), down 2.5%, Avis Budget Group ( CAR), down 1.9%, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), down 1.7%, SAIC ( SAI), down 1.8% and Corrections Corporation of America ( CXW), down 1.5%.

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

4. Cardtronics ( CATM) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Cardtronics is up $1.19 (3.3%) to $37.39 on heavy volume. Thus far, 211,092 shares of Cardtronics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 230,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.86-$37.43 after having opened the day at $36.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.20.

Cardtronics, Inc. provides automated consumer financial services through its network of automated teller machines (ATMs) and multi-function financial services kiosks. Cardtronics has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 55.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Cardtronics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cardtronics as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. 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 Cardtronics Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Synnex Corporation ( SNX) is up $2.36 (3.9%) to $63.04 on average volume. Thus far, 111,283 shares of Synnex Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 232,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.69-$63.04 after having opened the day at $60.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.68.

SYNNEX Corporation provides distribution and business process outsourcing (BPO) services to resellers, retailers, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) primarily in North America. The company operates in two segments, Distribution Services and Global Business Services (GBS). Synnex Corporation has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 77.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Synnex Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Synnex Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Synnex Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, TAL International Group ( TAL) is up $0.97 (2.0%) to $48.21 on heavy volume. Thus far, 431,200 shares of TAL International Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 389,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.47-$48.76 after having opened the day at $47.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.24.

TAL International Group, Inc. engages in leasing intermodal containers and chassis worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Equipment Leasing and Equipment Trading. TAL International Group has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 26.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate TAL International Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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

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1. As of noon trading, Service Corporation International ( SCI) is up $0.18 (1.0%) to $18.84 on average volume. Thus far, 879,494 shares of Service Corporation International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.60-$18.88 after having opened the day at $18.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.66.

Service Corporation International provides deathcare products and services in North America and Germany. The company operates through two segments: Funeral and Cemetery. Service Corporation International has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 34.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Service Corporation International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Service Corporation International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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 Service Corporation International 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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