3 Stocks Improving Performance Of The Diversified Services Industry

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 14 points (-0.1%) at 17,796 as of Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, 1:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,731 issues advancing vs. 1,243 declining with 202 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Myriad Genetics ( MYGN), up 3.1%, Euronet Worldwide ( EEFT), up 2.8%, AerCap Holdings ( AER), up 1.2%, Qiagen ( QGEN), up 1.5% and Ryder System ( R), up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Cardtronics ( CATM), down 1.9%, and Stantec ( STN), down 1.6%.

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

3. Avis Budget Group ( CAR) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Avis Budget Group is up $1.00 (1.7%) to $60.75 on light volume. Thus far, 599,334 shares of Avis Budget Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.66-$61.33 after having opened the day at $59.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.75.

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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 $6.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 47.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations 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 Avis Budget Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, United Rentals ( URI) is up $1.26 (1.1%) to $115.97 on light volume. Thus far, 488,825 shares of United Rentals exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $113.75-$116.14 after having opened the day at $114.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $114.71.

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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 $11.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 47.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate United Rentals a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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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1. As of noon trading, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ) is up $0.82 (3.5%) to $24.59 on heavy volume. Thus far, 13.6 million shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.61-$24.77 after having opened the day at $24.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.77.

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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 $10.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 16.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Hertz Global Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 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 compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, 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 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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