5 Stocks Pushing The Diversified Services Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 22 points (0.1%) at 15,424 as of Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,875 issues advancing vs. 1,030 declining with 132 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Robert Half International ( RHI), up 1.9%, Computer Sciences Corporation ( CSC), up 1.4%, Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS), up 1.0% and Moody's Corporation ( MCO), up 0.7%.

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

5. Tyco International ( TYC) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Tyco International is up $0.27 (0.8%) to $34.77 on light volume. Thus far, 801,373 shares of Tyco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.30-$34.79 after having opened the day at $34.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.50.

Tyco International Ltd. provides security, fire detection, suppression, and life safety products and services worldwide. Tyco International has a market cap of $16.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 19.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Tyco International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tyco International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Tyco International Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Alliance Data Systems Corporation ( ADS) is up $1.95 (0.9%) to $210.79 on light volume. Thus far, 155,520 shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 622,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $207.03-$211.08 after having opened the day at $209.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $208.84.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation provides marketing and loyalty solutions primarily in North America. The company operates in three segments: LoyaltyOne, Epsilon, and Private Label Services and Credit. Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a market cap of $10.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 44.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Alliance Data Systems Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Alliance Data Systems Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share 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 Alliance Data Systems Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ) is up $0.35 (1.4%) to $25.98 on average volume. Thus far, 2.8 million shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.45-$25.98 after having opened the day at $25.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.63.

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 $10.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 59.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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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2. As of noon trading, MasterCard Incorporated ( MA) is up $4.04 (0.6%) to $687.04 on light volume. Thus far, 208,285 shares of MasterCard Incorporated exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 681,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $678.34-$687.64 after having opened the day at $682.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $682.99.

MasterCard Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides transaction processing and other payment-related services in the United States and internationally. MasterCard Incorporated has a market cap of $79.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 39.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate MasterCard Incorporated a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates MasterCard Incorporated as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its 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 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 MasterCard Incorporated Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Priceline.com ( PCLN) is up $11.44 (1.1%) to $1,008.20 on average volume. Thus far, 281,436 shares of Priceline.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 617,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $989.26-$1,013.63 after having opened the day at $997.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $996.76.

priceline.com Incorporated operates as a online travel company. Priceline.com has a market cap of $51.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 61.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Priceline.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Priceline.com 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Priceline.com 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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