3 Stocks Pushing The Diversified Services Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 0 points (0.0%) at 18,120 as of Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,606 issues advancing vs. 1,375 declining with 175 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Green Dot ( GDOT), up 34.9%, Aaron's ( AAN), up 2.5%, Euronet Worldwide ( EEFT), up 1.9% and AerCap Holdings ( AER), up 1.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include AthenaHealth ( ATHN), down 2.0%, CoStar Group ( CSGP), down 1.2% and Vantiv ( VNTV), down 0.9%.

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

3. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances ( ULTA) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances is up $1.35 (0.9%) to $157.04 on light volume. Thus far, 187,029 shares of Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 701,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $155.22-$157.15 after having opened the day at $155.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $155.69.

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Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer in the United States. The company's stores provide cosmetics, fragrance, haircare, skincare, bath and body products, and salon styling tools. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances has a market cap of $9.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 21.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ) is up $0.25 (1.2%) to $20.71 on light volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.47-$20.79 after having opened the day at $20.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.46.

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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 $9.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 18.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Hertz Global Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 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 revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel its 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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1. As of noon trading, United Rentals ( URI) is up $0.60 (0.7%) to $92.73 on average volume. Thus far, 912,040 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 $92.03-$93.35 after having opened the day at $92.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $92.13.

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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 $8.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 9.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate United Rentals a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates 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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