5 Diversified Services Stocks Nudging The Industry Higher

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 14 points (0.1%) at 16,456 as of Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,718 issues advancing vs. 1,181 declining with 172 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include Team Health Holdings ( TMH), up 3.9%, Financial Engines ( FNGN), up 1.6%, Shutterstock ( SSTK), up 1.5%, Graham Holdings ( GHC), up 1.5% and Global Payments ( GPN), up 1.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Synnex Corporation ( SNX), down 3.9%, AerCap Holdings N.V ( AER), down 3.2%, DeVry Education Group ( DV), down 2.3%, Genpact ( G), down 1.6% and New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), down 1.4%.

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

5. KBR ( KBR) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, KBR is up $0.46 (1.5%) to $31.37 on light volume. Thus far, 437,780 shares of KBR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.98-$31.59 after having opened the day at $30.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.91.

KBR, Inc. operates as an engineering, construction, and services company worldwide. KBR has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 3.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate KBR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates KBR as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. Get the full KBR Ratings Report now.

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