5 Diversified Services Stocks Pushing Industry Growth

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 14 points (0.1%) at 16,024 as of Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,437 issues advancing vs. 1,443 declining with 136 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 Giant Interactive Group ( GA), up 2.7%, and MasterCard Incorporated ( MA), up 0.8%.

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

5. Vantiv ( VNTV) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Vantiv is up $0.47 (1.6%) to $30.40 on light volume. Thus far, 484,719 shares of Vantiv exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.90-$30.46 after having opened the day at $29.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.93.

Vantiv, Inc. provides electronic integrated payment processing services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. Vantiv has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 46.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Vantiv a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vantiv as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Vantiv Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, McGraw Hill Financial ( MHFI) is up $0.68 (0.9%) to $74.15 on light volume. Thus far, 374,273 shares of McGraw Hill Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.05-$74.47 after having opened the day at $73.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.47.

McGraw Hill Financial, Inc., a financial intelligence company, provides credit ratings, benchmarks, and analytics to capital and commodity markets worldwide. McGraw Hill Financial has a market cap of $19.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 34.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate McGraw Hill Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates McGraw Hill Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full McGraw Hill Financial Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT) is up $1.99 (1.7%) to $121.35 on average volume. Thus far, 542,449 shares of Fleetcor Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 743,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $119.74-$121.86 after having opened the day at $120.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $119.36.

FleetCor Technologies, Inc. provides fuel cards and workforce payment products and services to businesses, commercial fleets, oil companies, petroleum marketers, and government entities in North America, Latin America, and Europe. Fleetcor Technologies has a market cap of $9.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 122.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Fleetcor Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fleetcor Technologies 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 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 Fleetcor Technologies Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, ADT Corporation ( ADT) is up $0.42 (1.0%) to $43.78 on average volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of ADT Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.50-$43.99 after having opened the day at $43.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.35.

The ADT Corporation provides electronic security, interactive home and business automation, and related monitoring services to residential and small business customers in the United States and Canada. ADT Corporation has a market cap of $9.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 6.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate ADT Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ADT Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's revenue growth has not been good. Get the full ADT Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, United Rentals ( URI) is up $1.00 (1.5%) to $68.18 on average volume. Thus far, 799,409 shares of United Rentals exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $67.07-$69.40 after having opened the day at $67.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.18.

United Rentals, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an equipment rental company. It offers approximately 3,300 classes of equipment for rent to customers comprising construction and industrial companies, manufacturers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners, and government entities. United Rentals has a market cap of $6.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 47.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate United Rentals a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Rentals as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations 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 United Rentals 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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