Diversified Services Stocks On The Rise With Help From 3 Stocks

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 29 points (-0.2%) at 16,367 as of Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,229 issues advancing vs. 1,681 declining with 174 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include Shutterstock ( SSTK), up 2.1%, and Tyco International ( TYC), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Verisk Analytics ( VRSK), down 1.3%, Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS), down 1.2%, Fiserv ( FISV), down 1.1%, Paychex ( PAYX), down 1.0% and Visa ( V), down 1.0%.

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

3. McGraw Hill Financial ( MHFI) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, McGraw Hill Financial is up $0.78 (1.0%) to $81.01 on average volume. Thus far, 755,167 shares of McGraw Hill Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $79.34-$81.07 after having opened the day at $80.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.23.

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 $21.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 0.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate McGraw Hill Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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 compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full McGraw Hill Financial Ratings Report now.

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