3 Stocks Advancing The Diversified Services Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 81 points (0.5%) at 17,082 as of Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,780 issues advancing vs. 1,159 declining with 188 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. A company within the industry that increased today was Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS), up 3.0%. A company within the industry that fell today was Zillow ( Z), up 1.8%.

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

3. AthenaHealth ( ATHN) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, AthenaHealth is up $4.58 (3.4%) to $138.06 on average volume. Thus far, 261,766 shares of AthenaHealth exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 667,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $134.29-$139.46 after having opened the day at $134.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $133.48.

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athenahealth, Inc., a business services company, provides ongoing billing, clinical-related, and other related services to medical group practices primarily in the United States. The company provides services through the athenaNet, a proprietary Internet-based practice management application. AthenaHealth has a market cap of $5.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 0.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate AthenaHealth a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AthenaHealth as a hold. 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 and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock itself is trading at a premium valuation. Get the full AthenaHealth Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, McGraw Hill Financial ( MHFI) is up $1.28 (1.6%) to $79.99 on heavy volume. Thus far, 958,993 shares of McGraw Hill Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $79.07-$80.25 after having opened the day at $79.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.71.

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McGraw Hill Financial, Inc., a financial intelligence company, provides credit ratings, benchmarks, and analytics to capital and commodity markets worldwide. McGraw Hill Financial has a market cap of $21.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 0.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate McGraw Hill Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates McGraw Hill Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full McGraw Hill Financial Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, SBA Communications ( SBAC) is up $1.15 (1.1%) to $109.74 on light volume. Thus far, 334,891 shares of SBA Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $108.90-$110.24 after having opened the day at $108.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $108.59.

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SBA Communications Corporation owns and operates wireless communications tower structures, rooftops, and other structures that support antennas used for wireless communications in the United States and its territories, as well as in Canada, Central America, and South America. SBA Communications has a market cap of $14.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 20.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate SBA Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SBA Communications as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full SBA Communications 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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