5 Diversified Services Stocks Moving The Industry Upward

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 0 points (0.0%) at 15,915 as of Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,252 issues advancing vs. 1,627 declining with 137 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include On Assignment ( ASGN), up 2.9%, and Mercadolibre ( MELI), up 1.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Qiagen ( QGEN), down 1.2%, McGraw Hill Financial ( MHFI), down 0.8% and MasterCard Incorporated ( MA), down 0.8%.

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

5. Synnex Corporation ( SNX) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Synnex Corporation is up $1.45 (2.2%) to $67.33 on light volume. Thus far, 46,454 shares of Synnex Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 174,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.21-$67.65 after having opened the day at $65.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.88.

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 $2.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 91.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Synnex Corporation Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Vantiv ( VNTV) is up $0.45 (1.5%) to $30.35 on light volume. Thus far, 395,977 shares of Vantiv exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.66-$30.35 after having opened the day at $29.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.90.

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 $4.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 46.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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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3. As of noon trading, ManpowerGroup ( MAN) is up $1.48 (1.9%) to $80.65 on light volume. Thus far, 228,418 shares of ManpowerGroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 652,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $78.36-$80.65 after having opened the day at $78.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $79.17.

ManpowerGroup Inc. provides workforce solutions and services. ManpowerGroup has a market cap of $6.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 86.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate ManpowerGroup a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ManpowerGroup as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full ManpowerGroup Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Computer Sciences Corporation ( CSC) is up $0.98 (1.9%) to $53.60 on average volume. Thus far, 514,993 shares of Computer Sciences Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 989,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.46-$53.64 after having opened the day at $52.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.62.

Computer Sciences Corporation provides information technology (IT) and professional services and solutions in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Computer Sciences Corporation has a market cap of $7.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 31.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Computer Sciences Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Computer Sciences Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, 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 weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Computer Sciences Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Myriad Genetics ( MYGN) is up $0.90 (3.5%) to $26.45 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Myriad Genetics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.94-$27.87 after having opened the day at $25.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.55.

Myriad Genetics, Inc., a molecular diagnostic company, focuses on the development and marketing of predictive medicine, personalized medicine, and prognostic medicine tests primarily in the United States. Myriad Genetics has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 6.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Myriad Genetics a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Myriad Genetics 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, attractive valuation levels and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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 Myriad Genetics 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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