5 Stocks Advancing The Diversified Services Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 91 points (0.6%) at 15,720 as of Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,156 issues advancing vs. 753 declining with 162 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include Aaron's ( AAN), up 12.2%, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), up 5.0%, Priceline.com ( PCLN), up 3.3%, Alliance Data Systems Corporation ( ADS), up 2.6% and Tyco International ( TYC), up 1.3%.

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

5. Computer Sciences Corporation ( CSC) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Computer Sciences Corporation is up $1.52 (2.6%) to $59.90 on average volume. Thus far, 659,561 shares of Computer Sciences Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.61-$59.97 after having opened the day at $58.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.38.

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 $8.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 4.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Computer Sciences Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 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 largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and poor profit margins. Get the full Computer Sciences Corporation Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Moody's Corporation ( MCO) is up $3.16 (4.1%) to $79.93 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Moody's Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 820,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $79.81-$85.70 after having opened the day at $84.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.77.

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. Shares are down 2.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Moody's Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 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, AthenaHealth ( ATHN) is up $30.43 (21.9%) to $169.51 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of AthenaHealth exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 496,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $156.57-$169.97 after having opened the day at $156.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $139.08.

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 $5.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 5.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate AthenaHealth a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 12 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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2. As of noon trading, Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS) is up $0.79 (1.5%) to $53.27 on average volume. Thus far, 651,585 shares of Fidelity National Information Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.71-$53.34 after having opened the day at $52.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.48.

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 $15.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 2.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts who 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 expanding profit margins. 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 Fidelity National Information Services Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, McGraw Hill Financial ( MHFI) is up $2.92 (3.8%) to $80.27 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of McGraw Hill Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $77.77-$80.44 after having opened the day at $78.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.35.

McGraw Hill Financial, Inc., a financial intelligence company, provides credit ratings, benchmarks, and analytics to capital and commodity markets worldwide. McGraw Hill Financial has a market cap of $20.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 1.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate McGraw Hill Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates McGraw Hill Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full McGraw Hill Financial 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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