3 Diversified Services Stocks Pushing The Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 83 points (-0.5%) at 16,448 as of Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,223 issues advancing vs. 1,760 declining with 164 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. A company within the industry that increased today was Checkpoint Systems ( CKP), up 12.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Genpact ( G), down 2.6%, Computer ( CSC), down 1.2%, H&R Block ( HRB), down 1.2% and Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS), down 1.1%.

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

3. Moody's Corporation ( MCO) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Moody's Corporation is up $1.83 (2.3%) to $81.57 on average volume. Thus far, 771,869 shares of Moody's Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $79.31-$81.81 after having opened the day at $79.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $79.74.

Moody's Corporation provides credit ratings; and credit, capital markets, and economic related research, data, and analytical tools worldwide. Moody's Corporation has a market cap of $16.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Moody's Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Moody's Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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 Moody's Corporation Ratings Report now.

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