3 Diversified Services Stocks Driving The Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 37 points (0.2%) at 16,217 as of Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,992 issues advancing vs. 910 declining with 172 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include ExamWorks Group ( EXAM), up 16.2%, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company ( RRD), up 8.5%, Mercadolibre ( MELI), up 4.3%, AerCap Holdings N.V ( AER), up 2.0% and priceline.com Incorporated ( PCLN), up 1.2%.

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

3. Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Fleetcor Technologies is up $1.91 (1.5%) to $129.19 on average volume. Thus far, 536,680 shares of Fleetcor Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 992,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $127.36-$129.24 after having opened the day at $127.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $127.28.

FleetCor Technologies, Inc. provides fuel cards and workforce payment products and services to businesses, commercial fleets, oil companies, petroleum marketers, and government entities in North America, Latin America, and Europe. Fleetcor Technologies has a market cap of $10.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 6.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Fleetcor Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fleetcor Technologies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Fleetcor Technologies Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances ( ULTA) is up $2.40 (2.7%) to $91.19 on light volume. Thus far, 315,652 shares of Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $88.35-$91.45 after having opened the day at $89.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.79.

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. operates specialty retail stores in the United States. Its stores offer cosmetics, fragrance, haircare, and skincare products, as well as related accessories and services. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 8.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances 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, expanding profit margins, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Alliance Data Systems Corporation ( ADS) is up $2.84 (1.0%) to $288.32 on light volume. Thus far, 284,294 shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 818,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $284.23-$288.32 after having opened the day at $287.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $285.48.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation provides marketing and loyalty solutions primarily in North America. The company operates in three segments: LoyaltyOne, Epsilon, and Private Label Services and Credit. Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a market cap of $13.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 8.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Alliance Data Systems Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Alliance Data Systems Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. 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 Alliance Data Systems Corporation 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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