Today's Top Performers In Diversified Services

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 29 points (0.2%) at 17,012 as of Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,550 issues advancing vs. 1,408 declining with 169 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Capella Education ( CPLA), up 10.4%, TAL Education Group ( XRS), up 8.4%, WageWorks ( WAGE), up 4.7%, Shutterstock ( SSTK), up 4.8% and Financial Engines ( FNGN), up 4.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), down 2.1%, and SBA Communications ( SBAC), down 0.2%.

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

3. Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Fleetcor Technologies is up $3.68 (2.8%) to $135.80 on heavy volume. Thus far, 491,868 shares of Fleetcor Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 629,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $132.23-$136.63 after having opened the day at $132.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $132.12.

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 $10.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 12.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Fleetcor Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 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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2. As of noon trading, Alliance Data Systems ( ADS) is up $2.83 (1.1%) to $269.53 on average volume. Thus far, 246,365 shares of Alliance Data Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 633,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $266.83-$269.61 after having opened the day at $267.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $266.70.

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 $14.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 1.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate Alliance Data Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth 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 $10.46 (0.8%) to $1,249.75 on average volume. Thus far, 398,482 shares of Priceline Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 772,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $1,242.35-$1,255.84 after having opened the day at $1,245.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1,239.29.

The Priceline Group Inc. operates as an online travel company. Priceline Group has a market cap of $64.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 6.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 15 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 compelling growth in net income. 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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