3 Stocks Driving The Diversified Services Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 73 points (-0.4%) at 17,997 as of Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 723 issues advancing vs. 2,287 declining with 141 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 1.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include comScore ( SCOR), down 11.2%, Verisk Analytics ( VRSK), down 2.7%, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), down 2.1%, Robert Half International ( RHI), down 2.0% and ManpowerGroup ( MAN), down 1.9%.

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

3. Brink's ( BCO) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Brink's is up $1.48 (4.8%) to $32.08 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Brink's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 401,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.79-$33.20 after having opened the day at $33.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.61.

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The Brink's Company provides secure transportation, cash management services, and other security-related services worldwide. Brink's has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 24.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Brink's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Brink's as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Brink's Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, United Rentals ( URI) is up $2.43 (2.5%) to $101.45 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of United Rentals exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $99.10-$102.94 after having opened the day at $99.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $99.02.

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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), and Pump Solutions. United Rentals has a market cap of $9.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 2.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 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, 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, Visa ( V) is up $0.57 (0.9%) to $66.15 on average volume. Thus far, 4.1 million shares of Visa exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.60-$66.39 after having opened the day at $65.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.58.

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Visa Inc., a payments technology company, operates as a retail electronic payments network worldwide. The company facilitates commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses, and government entities. Visa has a market cap of $128.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 0.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 18 analysts who rate Visa a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Visa as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Visa 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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