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 59 points (-0.4%) at 16,657 as of Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,380 issues advancing vs. 1,556 declining with 176 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Myriad Genetics ( MYGN), up 4.4%, YY ( YY), up 4.3%, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), up 2.5% and SBA Communications ( SBAC), up 1.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include URS ( URS), down 7.4%, Portfolio Recovery Associates ( PRAA), down 2.8%, Amerco ( UHAL), down 2.7%, KBR ( KBR), down 2.4% and Jacobs Engineering Group ( JEC), down 1.4%.

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

3. Thomson Reuters ( TRI) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Thomson Reuters is up $0.20 (0.6%) to $36.31 on light volume. Thus far, 253,429 shares of Thomson Reuters exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 830,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.09-$36.34 after having opened the day at $36.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.11.

Thomson Reuters Corporation provides intelligent information for businesses and professionals worldwide. The company sells electronic content and services to professionals, primarily on a subscription basis. Thomson Reuters has a market cap of $29.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 4.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Thomson Reuters a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Thomson Reuters as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Thomson Reuters Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS) is up $3.34 (3.3%) to $105.20 on average volume. Thus far, 132,253 shares of Altisource Portfolio Solutions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 312,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $100.76-$105.73 after having opened the day at $102.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $101.86.

Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. operates as a marketplace and transaction solutions provider for the real estate, mortgage, and consumer debt industries in the United States. Altisource Portfolio Solutions has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 33.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Altisource Portfolio Solutions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Altisource Portfolio Solutions as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. 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 Altisource Portfolio Solutions Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU) is up $0.31 (1.3%) to $24.45 on light volume. Thus far, 471,474 shares of New Oriental Education & Technology Group I exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.88-$24.46 after having opened the day at $24.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.14.

New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. provides private educational services primarily in the People's Republic of China (PRC). New Oriental Education & Technology Group I has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 23.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate New Oriental Education & Technology Group I a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates New Oriental Education & Technology Group I as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full New Oriental Education & Technology Group I 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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