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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2. As of noon trading, Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT) is up $1.61 (1.2%) to $139.59 on light volume. Thus far, 224,579 shares of Fleetcor Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 603,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $137.99-$139.65 after having opened the day at $137.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $137.98.

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FleetCor Technologies, Inc. provides fuel cards and workforce payment products and services in North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Fleetcor Technologies has a market cap of $11.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 17.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Fleetcor Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fleetcor Technologies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Fleetcor Technologies Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, United Rentals ( URI) is up $0.81 (0.7%) to $111.79 on average volume. Thus far, 559,966 shares of United Rentals exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $110.74-$112.07 after having opened the day at $110.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $110.98.

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United Rentals, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an equipment rental company. It operates in two segments, General Rentals; and Trench Safety, Power and HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning). United Rentals has a market cap of $10.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 42.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate United Rentals a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Rentals as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and increase in net income. 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 United Rentals 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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