4 Diversified Services Stocks Driving The Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 22 points (-0.1%) at 16,065 as of Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,030 issues advancing vs. 1,883 declining with 116 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include AthenaHealth ( ATHN), up 3.2%, Fiserv ( FISV), up 1.1%, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), up 1.0% and Moody's Corporation ( MCO), up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Myriad Genetics ( MYGN), down 14.4%, Zillow ( Z), down 5.5%, Alliance Data Systems Corporation ( ADS), down 1.4% and Priceline.com ( PCLN), down 0.8%.

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

4. New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I is up $0.81 (2.7%) to $30.50 on average volume. Thus far, 673,567 shares of New Oriental Education & Technology Group I exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.88-$31.48 after having opened the day at $29.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.69.

New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. provides private educational services primarily in the People's Republic of China (PRC). New Oriental Education & Technology Group I has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 52.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate New Oriental Education & Technology Group I a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates New Oriental Education & Technology Group I 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full New Oriental Education & Technology Group I Ratings Report now.

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