3 Diversified Services Stocks Moving The 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 down 17 points (-0.1%) at 16,759 as of Monday, June 16, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,419 issues advancing vs. 1,541 declining with 179 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS), up 6.9%, FTI Consulting ( FCN), up 7.1%, Myriad Genetics ( MYGN), up 4.9% and H&R Block ( HRB), up 1.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include SBA Communications ( SBAC), down 1.0%, and McGraw Hill Financial ( MHFI), down 1.1%.

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

3. Tyco International ( TYC) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Tyco International is up $0.46 (1.0%) to $45.21 on average volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Tyco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.71-$45.59 after having opened the day at $44.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.75.

Tyco International Ltd. provides security, fire detection, suppression, and life safety products and services worldwide. Tyco International has a market cap of $20.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 9.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Tyco International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tyco International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Tyco International Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Alliance Data Systems ( ADS) is up $3.18 (1.2%) to $273.00 on light volume. Thus far, 297,229 shares of Alliance Data Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $269.41-$274.09 after having opened the day at $270.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $269.82.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation provides marketing and loyalty solutions in the United States, Canada, and other countries. Alliance Data Systems has a market cap of $14.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 2.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Alliance Data Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Alliance Data Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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 Alliance Data Systems Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Priceline Group ( PCLN) is up $5.70 (0.5%) to $1,195.00 on average volume. Thus far, 499,354 shares of Priceline Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 973,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $1,183.00-$1,209.55 after having opened the day at $1,191.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1,189.30.

The Priceline Group Inc. operates as an online travel company. Priceline Group has a market cap of $65.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 2.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 16 analysts who rate Priceline Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Priceline Group 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Priceline Group 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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