3 Stocks Improving Performance Of The Diversified Services Industry

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 12 points (-0.1%) at 16,435 as of Friday, May 16, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,512 issues advancing vs. 1,401 declining with 184 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include Zillow ( Z), up 3.4%, McGraw Hill Financial ( MHFI), up 1.4% and Alliance Data Systems ( ADS), up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Western Union ( WU), down 1.5%, Fiserv ( FISV), down 1.1%, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), down 0.9%, Priceline Group ( PCLN), down 0.7% and Thomson Reuters ( TRI), down 0.6%.

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

3. Amerco ( UHAL) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Amerco is up $2.64 (1.0%) to $260.00 on light volume. Thus far, 10,007 shares of Amerco exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 42,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $257.31-$260.03 after having opened the day at $259.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $257.36.

AMERCO operates as a do-it-yourself moving and storage operator for household and commercial goods in the United States and Canada. Amerco has a market cap of $5.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 8.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Amerco a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Amerco as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, 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 Amerco Ratings Report now.

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