3 Diversified Services Stocks Pushing Industry Growth

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 78 points (0.5%) at 17,023 as of Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,765 issues advancing vs. 1,183 declining with 200 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include Alliance Data Systems ( ADS), up 1.3%, SBA Communications ( SBAC), up 0.9% and AerCap Holdings ( AER), up 0.7%.

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

3. Moody's Corporation ( MCO) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Moody's Corporation is up $0.84 (0.9%) to $93.22 on average volume. Thus far, 305,920 shares of Moody's Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 799,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $91.62-$93.29 after having opened the day at $92.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $92.38.

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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 $19.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 17.7% 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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