3 Stocks Advancing The Diversified Services Industry

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 5 points (0.0%) at 16,485 as of Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,370 issues advancing vs. 1,569 declining with 149 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include Alliance Data Systems Corporation ( ADS), up 1.1%, and Computer Sciences Corporation ( CSC), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Education Management Corporation ( EDMC), down 3.6%, Zillow ( Z), down 3.5%, AthenaHealth ( ATHN), down 1.3%, H&R Block ( HRB), down 1.1% and Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), down 0.5%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. Amerco ( UHAL) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Amerco is up $2.85 (1.2%) to $239.55 on light volume. Thus far, 9,058 shares of Amerco exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 33,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $236.51-$239.85 after having opened the day at $238.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $236.70.

AMERCO operates as a do-it-yourself moving and storage operator for household and commercial goods in the United States and Canada. Amerco has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 86.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Amerco a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Amerco as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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 Amerco Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS) is up $0.34 (0.6%) to $53.00 on light volume. Thus far, 178,297 shares of Fidelity National Information Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.68-$53.07 after having opened the day at $52.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.66.

Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. provides banking and payments technology solutions worldwide. The company offers financial institution core processing, card issuer, and transaction processing services, including the national electronic funds transfer network. Fidelity National Information Services has a market cap of $15.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 51.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Fidelity National Information Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fidelity National Information Services 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, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Fidelity National Information Services Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Tyco International ( TYC) is up $0.61 (1.5%) to $41.23 on average volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Tyco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.66-$41.44 after having opened the day at $40.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.62.

Tyco International Ltd. provides security, fire detection, suppression, and life safety products and services worldwide. Tyco International has a market cap of $18.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 38.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Tyco International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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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If you are interested in one of these 3 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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