3 Stocks Raising The Diversified Services Industry Higher

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 34 points (0.2%) at 16,956 as of Friday, June 20, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,547 issues advancing vs. 1,406 declining with 177 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), up 1.4%, WEX ( WEX), up 1.4%, Qiagen ( QGEN), up 1.2%, Total System Services ( TSS), up 1.2% and Paychex ( PAYX), up 1.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include AthenaHealth ( ATHN), down 3.0%, YY ( YY), down 1.3%, Zillow ( Z), down 1.1%, Priceline Group ( PCLN), down 0.8% and Tyco International ( TYC), down 0.7%.

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

3. Computer ( CSC) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Computer is up $0.35 (0.6%) to $64.11 on average volume. Thus far, 606,407 shares of Computer exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.65-$64.25 after having opened the day at $63.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.76.

Computer Sciences Corporation provides information technology (IT) and professional services and solutions in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The company operates through Global Business Services, Global Infrastructure Services, and North American Public Sector segments. Computer has a market cap of $9.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 14.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Computer a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Computer as a buy. 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, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Computer Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS) is up $0.36 (0.7%) to $54.56 on average volume. Thus far, 898,244 shares of Fidelity National Information Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.21-$54.69 after having opened the day at $54.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.20.

Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. provides banking and payments technology solutions worldwide. The company offers financial institution core processing, card issuer, and transaction processing services, as well as strategic consulting services. Fidelity National Information Services has a market cap of $15.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 1.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Fidelity National Information Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fidelity National Information Services 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, 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 somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Fidelity National Information Services Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Western Union ( WU) is up $0.12 (0.7%) to $16.49 on average volume. Thus far, 2.8 million shares of Western Union exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.36-$16.59 after having opened the day at $16.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.37.

The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business, and Business Solutions. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment offers cash money transfer services involving walk-in agent locations. Western Union has a market cap of $8.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 5.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Western Union a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Western Union as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Western Union 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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