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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