Today's Top Performers In Diversified Services

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 51 points (-0.3%) at 18,140 as of Monday, May 11, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,286 issues advancing vs. 1,726 declining with 119 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include On Assignment ( ASGN), up 12.7%, Euronet Worldwide ( EEFT), up 2.7%, ManpowerGroup ( MAN), up 1.5%, Allegion ( ALLE), up 1.4% and Cintas ( CTAS), up 1.3%. A company within the industry that fell today was AerCap Holdings ( AER), up 1.5%.

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

3. Fiserv ( FISV) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Fiserv is up $0.53 (0.7%) to $80.67 on light volume. Thus far, 373,988 shares of Fiserv exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $79.84-$80.90 after having opened the day at $80.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.14.

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Fiserv, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services technology worldwide. Fiserv has a market cap of $18.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 11.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Fiserv a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fiserv as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Fiserv Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Alliance Data Systems ( ADS) is up $1.70 (0.6%) to $305.00 on light volume. Thus far, 117,109 shares of Alliance Data Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 430,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $302.24-$305.05 after having opened the day at $302.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $303.30.

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Alliance Data Systems Corporation provides marketing and loyalty solutions in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: LoyaltyOne, Epsilon, and Private Label Services and Credit. Alliance Data Systems has a market cap of $18.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 4.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate Alliance Data Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Alliance Data Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Alliance Data Systems Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, McGraw Hill Financial ( MHFI) is up $0.66 (0.6%) to $107.29 on light volume. Thus far, 374,351 shares of McGraw Hill Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $106.43-$107.45 after having opened the day at $106.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $106.63.

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McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. provides benchmarks and ratings, analytics, data, and research services for the capital, commodities, and commercial markets worldwide. McGraw Hill Financial has a market cap of $28.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 19.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate McGraw Hill Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates McGraw Hill Financial as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full McGraw Hill Financial 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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