3 Stocks Moving The Diversified Services Industry Upward

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 16 points (0.1%) at 16,733 as of Monday, June 2, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,394 issues advancing vs. 1,564 declining with 187 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include Alliance Data Systems ( ADS), up 1.9%, and Thomson Reuters ( TRI), up 1.2%.

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

3. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances ( ULTA) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances is up $2.08 (2.5%) to $86.98 on light volume. Thus far, 339,568 shares of Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $84.74-$87.27 after having opened the day at $85.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.90.

ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. operates specialty retail stores in the United States. Its stores offer an assortment of branded and private label beauty products in cosmetics, fragrance, haircare, skincare, bath and body products, and salon styling tools. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances has a market cap of $5.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 12.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances 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, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, McGraw Hill Financial ( MHFI) is up $0.55 (0.7%) to $82.32 on light volume. Thus far, 428,995 shares of McGraw Hill Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $81.69-$82.59 after having opened the day at $81.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.77.

McGraw Hill Financial, Inc., a financial intelligence company, provides credit ratings, benchmarks, and analytics to capital and commodity markets worldwide. McGraw Hill Financial has a market cap of $22.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 4.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate McGraw Hill Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates McGraw Hill Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full McGraw Hill Financial Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, MasterCard ( MA) is up $0.58 (0.8%) to $77.03 on light volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of MasterCard exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.23-$77.21 after having opened the day at $76.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.45.

MasterCard Incorporated provides transaction processing and other payment-related services in the United States and internationally. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers related products and services. MasterCard has a market cap of $86.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 8.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 18 analysts who rate MasterCard a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates MasterCard 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full MasterCard 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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