3 Stocks Pushing The Diversified Services Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 21 points (0.1%) at 16,839 as of Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,709 issues advancing vs. 1,282 declining with 166 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include AthenaHealth ( ATHN), up 4.7%, Shutterstock ( SSTK), up 5.0%, Zillow ( Z), up 2.7%, SBA Communications ( SBAC), up 2.5% and Avis Budget Group ( CAR), up 1.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include CoStar Group ( CSGP), down 2.0%, and Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), down 1.1%.

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

3. Fiserv ( FISV) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Fiserv is up $0.63 (1.1%) to $60.59 on light volume. Thus far, 250,070 shares of Fiserv exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.81-$60.71 after having opened the day at $59.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.96.

Fiserv, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services technology worldwide. Fiserv has a market cap of $15.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 1.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Fiserv a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fiserv as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, reasonable valuation levels 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 Fiserv Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, H&R Block ( HRB) is up $0.38 (1.2%) to $33.30 on light volume. Thus far, 797,447 shares of H&R Block exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.88-$33.35 after having opened the day at $32.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.91.

H&R Block, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides tax preparation and related services to the general public in the United States, Canada, and Australia. H&R Block has a market cap of $9.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 13.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate H&R Block a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates H&R Block as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full H&R Block Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Visa ( V) is up $1.76 (0.8%) to $209.55 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Visa exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $207.31-$210.49 after having opened the day at $207.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $207.79.

Visa Inc., a payments technology company, operates as a retail electronic payments network worldwide. The company facilitates commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses, and government entities. Visa has a market cap of $104.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 6.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 21 analysts who rate Visa a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Visa 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, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Visa 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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