3 Stocks Moving The Diversified Services Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 5 points (0.0%) at 17,085 as of Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,872 issues advancing vs. 1,050 declining with 205 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT), up 0.5%. A company within the industry that fell today was Visa ( V), up 0.8%.

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

3. Robert Half International ( RHI) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Robert Half International is up $0.48 (1.0%) to $50.13 on light volume. Thus far, 278,111 shares of Robert Half International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 835,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.71-$50.33 after having opened the day at $49.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.65.

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Robert Half International Inc. provides staffing and risk consulting services in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Robert Half International has a market cap of $6.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 18.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Robert Half International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Robert Half International 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, increase in net income, revenue growth 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 Robert Half International Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, CoStar Group ( CSGP) is up $1.91 (1.3%) to $144.33 on light volume. Thus far, 39,177 shares of CoStar Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 365,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $141.88-$144.61 after having opened the day at $142.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $142.42.

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CoStar Group, Inc. provides information, analytics, and marketing services to the commercial real estate industry in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France. CoStar Group has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 22.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate CoStar Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CoStar 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, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full CoStar Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Moody's Corporation ( MCO) is up $0.92 (1.0%) to $93.65 on light volume. Thus far, 239,487 shares of Moody's Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 738,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $93.05-$93.99 after having opened the day at $93.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $92.73.

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Moody's Corporation provides credit ratings; and credit, capital markets, and economic related research, data, and analytical tools worldwide. Moody's Corporation has a market cap of $19.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 18.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Moody's Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Moody's Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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 Moody's Corporation 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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