Diversified Services Stocks On The Rise With Help From 3 Stocks

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 48 points (-0.3%) at 16,864 as of Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,073 issues advancing vs. 1,897 declining with 171 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include ExamWorks Group ( EXAM), up 9.3%, Heartland Payment Systems ( HPY), up 7.8%, Team Health Holdings ( TMH), up 6.5%, Booz Allen Hamilton ( BAH), up 6.0% and WEX ( WEX), up 4.4%.

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

3. Mercadolibre ( MELI) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Mercadolibre is up $3.06 (3.4%) to $94.01 on light volume. Thus far, 241,792 shares of Mercadolibre exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 664,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $91.15-$94.22 after having opened the day at $91.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $90.95.

MercadoLibre, Inc. hosts online commerce platforms in Latin America. It offers MercadoLibre Marketplace, an automated online e-commerce service for businesses and individuals to list items and conduct their sales and purchases online in a fixed-price or auction-based format. Mercadolibre has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 15.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Mercadolibre a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mercadolibre 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Mercadolibre Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, ADT ( ADT) is up $1.67 (5.1%) to $34.67 on heavy volume. Thus far, 7.5 million shares of ADT exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.16-$35.89 after having opened the day at $34.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.00.

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 $5.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 18.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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, Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances ( ULTA) is up $1.43 (1.6%) to $93.68 on light volume. Thus far, 219,139 shares of Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 934,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $92.18-$93.80 after having opened the day at $92.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $92.25.

ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. operates specialty retail stores in the United States. Its stores offer an assortment of branded and private label beauty products in cosmetics, fragrance, haircare, skincare, bath and body products, and salon styling tools. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 4.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances 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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