3 Stocks Advancing The Diversified Services Industry

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 45 points (-0.3%) at 17,859 as of Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 1:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,059 issues advancing vs. 1,922 declining with 184 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was YY ( YY), up 7.3%. A company within the industry that fell today was Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), up 1.7%.

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

3. Graham Holdings ( GHC) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Graham Holdings is up $9.20 (0.9%) to $1,062.11 on light volume. Thus far, 6,540 shares of Graham Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 29,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $1,051.52-$1,062.25 after having opened the day at $1,054.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1,052.91.

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Graham Holdings Company, through its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified education and media company worldwide. Graham Holdings has a market cap of $5.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 21.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Graham Holdings 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, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Graham Holdings Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU) is up $0.82 (3.3%) to $26.00 on average volume. Thus far, 976,334 shares of New Oriental Education & Technology Group I exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.54-$26.30 after having opened the day at $25.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.18.

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New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. provides private educational services primarily in the People's Republic of China. New Oriental Education & Technology Group I has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 24.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates New Oriental Education & Technology Group I a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates New Oriental Education & Technology Group I 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 and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full New Oriental Education & Technology Group I Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, United Rentals ( URI) is up $0.74 (0.8%) to $89.50 on average volume. Thus far, 956,014 shares of United Rentals exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $88.82-$90.56 after having opened the day at $88.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.76.

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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 $8.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 13.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate United Rentals a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. 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 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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