3 Stocks Advancing The Diversified Services Industry

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 78 points (0.5%) at 16,105 as of Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,755 issues advancing vs. 1,149 declining with 181 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include Corrections Corporation of America ( CXW), up 3.9%, Western Union Company ( WU), up 0.9%, SBA Communications ( SBAC), up 0.8% and Visa ( V), up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Zillow ( Z), down 6.7%, and 51job ( JOBS), down 3.4%.

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

3. Vantiv ( VNTV) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Vantiv is up $0.62 (2.1%) to $30.62 on light volume. Thus far, 546,311 shares of Vantiv exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.48-$30.69 after having opened the day at $30.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.99.

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 $4.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 5.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts who 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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