3 Stocks Pushing 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 26 points (-0.1%) at 17,879 as of Friday, June 5, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,219 issues advancing vs. 1,787 declining with 146 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), up 2.5%, KBR ( KBR), up 1.7%, Total System Services ( TSS), up 0.8% and Paychex ( PAYX), up 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Multi-Color ( LABL), down 6.2%, Genpact ( G), down 1.3%, SBA Communications ( SBAC), down 1.1% and Western Union ( WU), down 0.6%.

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

3. Global Payments ( GPN) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Global Payments is up $1.11 (1.1%) to $105.95 on light volume. Thus far, 156,239 shares of Global Payments exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 619,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $104.12-$106.28 after having opened the day at $104.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $104.84.

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Global Payments Inc. provides electronic payments transaction processing services. The company operates in two segments, North America Merchant Services and International Merchant Services. Global Payments has a market cap of $7.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 29.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Global Payments a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Global Payments as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income and reasonable valuation levels. 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 Global Payments Ratings Report now.

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