Today's Top Performers In Diversified Services

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 7 points (0.0%) at 16,563 as of Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,349 issues advancing vs. 1,605 declining with 179 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), up 4.0%, and DeVry Education Group ( DV), up 2.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include 51job ( JOBS), down 8.5%, TeleTech Holdings ( TTEC), down 7.1%, Convergys Corporation ( CVG), down 6.4%, Shutterstock ( SSTK), down 2.9% and Air Lease ( AL), down 1.4%.

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

3. ADT ( ADT) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, ADT is up $0.33 (0.9%) to $36.68 on light volume. Thus far, 742,984 shares of ADT exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.19-$36.71 after having opened the day at $36.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.35.

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 $6.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 10.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. Get the full ADT Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Avis Budget Group ( CAR) is up $1.10 (1.8%) to $64.13 on average volume. Thus far, 794,918 shares of Avis Budget Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.54-$64.24 after having opened the day at $62.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.03.

Avis Budget Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides car and truck rentals, car sharing, and ancillary services to businesses and consumers worldwide. The company has three segments: North America, International, and Truck Rental. Avis Budget Group has a market cap of $6.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 55.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Avis Budget Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Avis Budget Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Avis Budget Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ) is up $0.58 (2.1%) to $28.63 on average volume. Thus far, 4.7 million shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.45-$28.66 after having opened the day at $27.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.05.

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the car and equipment rental businesses worldwide. It operates through four segments: U.S. Car Rental, International Car Rental, Worldwide Equipment Rental, and All Other Operations. Hertz Global Holdings has a market cap of $12.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 2.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Hertz Global Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hertz Global Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. 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 Hertz Global Holdings 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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