5 Stocks Raising 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 49 points (0.3%) at 16,147 as of Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,869 issues advancing vs. 987 declining with 109 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include KBR ( KBR), up 1.8%, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company ( RRD), up 1.6% and Priceline.com ( PCLN), up 0.7%. A company within the industry that fell today was Net 1 Ueps Technologies ( UEPS), up 29.0%.

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

5. AthenaHealth ( ATHN) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, AthenaHealth is up $1.69 (1.3%) to $131.72 on light volume. Thus far, 52,438 shares of AthenaHealth exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 462,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $130.10-$132.48 after having opened the day at $130.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $130.03.

athenahealth, Inc., a business services company, provides ongoing billing, clinical-related, and other related services to medical group practices primarily in the United States. The company provides services through the athenaNet, a proprietary Internet-based practice management application. AthenaHealth has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 77.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate AthenaHealth a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AthenaHealth as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. 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 AthenaHealth Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Moody's Corporation ( MCO) is up $0.91 (1.2%) to $75.14 on light volume. Thus far, 204,232 shares of Moody's Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 939,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.97-$75.31 after having opened the day at $74.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.23.

Moody's Corporation provides credit ratings; and credit, capital markets, and economic related research, data, and analytical tools worldwide. Moody's Corporation has a market cap of $16.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 47.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Moody's Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Moody's Corporation 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, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Moody's Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Alliance Data Systems Corporation ( ADS) is up $2.10 (0.9%) to $243.73 on light volume. Thus far, 88,486 shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 421,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $241.97-$244.72 after having opened the day at $242.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $241.63.

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 $11.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 66.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Alliance Data Systems Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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 robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Alliance Data Systems Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Tyco International ( TYC) is up $0.25 (0.7%) to $38.25 on light volume. Thus far, 819,869 shares of Tyco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.84-$38.54 after having opened the day at $38.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.00.

Tyco International Ltd. provides security, fire detection, suppression, and life safety products and services worldwide. Tyco International has a market cap of $17.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 29.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full Tyco International Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ) is up $0.32 (1.3%) to $24.31 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.96-$24.32 after having opened the day at $24.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.99.

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 $10.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 47.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 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, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Hertz Global Holdings 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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