3 Diversified Services Stocks On The Rise

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 31 points (0.2%) at 16,439 as of Monday, April 21, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,695 issues advancing vs. 1,308 declining with 151 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Zillow ( Z), up 7.3%, TAL Education Group ( XRS), up 4.3%, Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances ( ULTA), up 2.2%, Western Union Company ( WU), up 1.4% and MasterCard Incorporated ( MA), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include MoneyGram International ( MGI), down 14.5%, AthenaHealth ( ATHN), down 4.9%, Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT), down 1.3% and Alliance Data Systems Corporation ( ADS), down 0.8%.

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

3. SBA Communications ( SBAC) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, SBA Communications is up $0.57 (0.6%) to $91.74 on average volume. Thus far, 512,565 shares of SBA Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $91.03-$91.91 after having opened the day at $91.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $91.17.

SBA Communications Corporation owns and operates wireless communications tower structures, rooftops, and other structures that support antennas used for wireless communications in the United States and its territories, as well as in Canada, Central America, and South America. SBA Communications has a market cap of $11.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 1.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate SBA Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SBA Communications as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full SBA Communications Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Tyco International ( TYC) is up $0.27 (0.6%) to $42.49 on light volume. Thus far, 730,680 shares of Tyco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.24-$42.50 after having opened the day at $42.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.22.

Tyco International Ltd. provides security, fire detection, suppression, and life safety products and services worldwide. Tyco International has a market cap of $19.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 2.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Tyco International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tyco International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Tyco International Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Visa ( V) is up $1.22 (0.6%) to $209.17 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Visa exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $208.39-$209.38 after having opened the day at $208.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $207.95.

Visa Inc., a payments technology company, operates as a retail electronic payments network worldwide. The company facilitates commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses, and government entities. Visa has a market cap of $104.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 6.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 21 analysts who rate Visa a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Visa as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Visa 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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