Today's Stocks Driving Success For The Diversified Services Industry

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 77 points (-0.5%) at 16,767 as of Thursday, June 12, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,294 issues advancing vs. 1,659 declining with 161 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include WageWorks ( WAGE), up 3.5%, and H&R Block ( HRB), up 2.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Air Lease ( AL), down 4.9%, Maximus ( MMS), down 3.0%, Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances ( ULTA), down 2.5%, AerCap Holdings ( AER), down 2.0% and Western Union ( WU), down 1.1%.

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

3. Apollo Education Group ( APOL) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Apollo Education Group is up $0.62 (2.2%) to $28.43 on light volume. Thus far, 652,233 shares of Apollo Education Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.70-$28.85 after having opened the day at $27.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.80.

Apollo Education Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides online and on-campus educational programs and services at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels. Apollo Education Group has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 1.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Apollo Education Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Apollo Education Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full Apollo Education Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, ADT ( ADT) is up $0.55 (1.6%) to $34.08 on light volume. Thus far, 938,388 shares of ADT exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.37-$34.18 after having opened the day at $33.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.53.

The ADT Corporation provides electronic security, interactive home and business automation, and related monitoring services under the ADT, ADT Pulse, and Companion Service brands to residential and small business customers in the United States and Canada. ADT has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 17.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate ADT a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ADT as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, generally high debt management risk and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full ADT Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT) is up $0.80 (0.6%) to $132.04 on light volume. Thus far, 239,117 shares of Fleetcor Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 788,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $130.76-$132.64 after having opened the day at $130.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $131.24.

FleetCor Technologies, Inc. provides fuel cards and workforce payment products and services in North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Fleetcor Technologies has a market cap of $10.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 12.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Fleetcor Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fleetcor Technologies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Fleetcor Technologies 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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