3 Stocks Moving The Diversified Services Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 18 points (0.1%) at 16,551 as of Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,684 issues advancing vs. 1,250 declining with 198 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Myriad Genetics ( MYGN), up 12.1%, VistaPrint ( VPRT), up 4.1%, Corrections Corporation of America ( CXW), up 2.6%, priceline.com Incorporated ( PCLN), up 0.9% and Jacobs Engineering Group ( JEC), up 0.8%. A company within the industry that fell today was Rollins ( ROL), up 1.5%.

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

3. Avis Budget Group ( CAR) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Avis Budget Group is up $1.14 (2.3%) to $50.90 on average volume. Thus far, 961,296 shares of Avis Budget Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.22-$50.94 after having opened the day at $49.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.76.

Avis Budget Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides car and truck rentals, car sharing, and ancillary services to businesses and consumers worldwide. The company has three segments: North America, International, and Truck Rental. Avis Budget Group has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 23.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Avis Budget Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Avis Budget Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Avis Budget Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Paychex ( PAYX) is up $0.23 (0.5%) to $42.73 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Paychex exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.19-$42.80 after having opened the day at $42.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.50.

Paychex, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides payroll, human resource, insurance, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small to medium-sized businesses in the United States and Germany. Paychex has a market cap of $15.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 6.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Paychex a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Paychex as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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 Paychex Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, ADT Corporation ( ADT) is up $0.44 (1.4%) to $30.90 on light volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of ADT Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.42-$31.31 after having opened the day at $30.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.46.

The ADT Corporation provides electronic security, interactive home and business automation, and related monitoring services under the ADT, ADT Pulse, and Companion Service brands to residential and small business customers in the United States and Canada. ADT Corporation has a market cap of $5.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 26.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate ADT Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ADT Corporation as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full ADT 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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