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 16 points (0.1%) at 16,549 as of Thursday, May 22, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,112 issues advancing vs. 834 declining with 184 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. Top gainers within the industry include Brady ( BRC), up 9.0%, Zillow ( Z), up 5.1%, 51job ( JOBS), up 4.8%, Booz Allen Hamilton ( BAH), up 3.6% and Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS), up 3.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include ITT Educational Services ( ESI), down 22.4%, Grand Canyon Education ( LOPE), down 2.5% and TAL Education Group ( XRS), down 2.1%.

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

3. YY ( YY) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, YY is up $4.95 (8.8%) to $60.95 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of YY exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.12-$61.23 after having opened the day at $56.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.00.

YY Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates an online social platform in the People's Republic of China. YY has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 11.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate YY a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates YY as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, robust revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock itself is trading at a premium valuation. Get the full YY Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, United Rentals ( URI) is up $1.21 (1.2%) to $98.68 on average volume. Thus far, 723,794 shares of United Rentals exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $97.07-$98.77 after having opened the day at $97.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $97.47.

United Rentals, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an equipment rental company. It operates in two segments, General Rentals; and Trench Safety, Power and HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning). United Rentals has a market cap of $9.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 25.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate United Rentals a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Rentals as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. 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 United Rentals Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ) is up $0.37 (1.3%) to $28.96 on light volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.56-$29.20 after having opened the day at $28.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.59.

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the car and equipment rental businesses worldwide. It operates through four segments: U.S. Car Rental, International Car Rental, Worldwide Equipment Rental, and All Other Operations. Hertz Global Holdings has a market cap of $12.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 0.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Hertz Global Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hertz Global Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. 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 Hertz Global Holdings 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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