Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 45 points (0.3%) at 16,317 as of Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,428 issues advancing vs. 1,566 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), up 3.7%, AerCap Holdings ( AER), up 2.8%, AthenaHealth ( ATHN), up 1.9% and Nielsen Holdings ( NLSN), up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include ManpowerGroup ( MAN), down 3.4%, Robert Half International ( RHI), down 2.4%, Genpact ( G), down 1.8%, Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances ( ULTA), down 1.5% and Cintas ( CTAS), down 1.4%.

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

3. Qiagen ( QGEN) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Qiagen is up $0.27 (1.1%) to $26.06 on average volume. Thus far, 592,455 shares of Qiagen exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 848,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.40-$26.11 after having opened the day at $25.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.79.

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QIAGEN N.V. provides sample to insight solutions that transform biological samples into valuable molecular insights worldwide. Qiagen has a market cap of $6.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 89.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.2. Shares are up 9.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Qiagen a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Qiagen as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins 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 Qiagen Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, YY ( YY) is up $2.14 (4.0%) to $56.17 on light volume. Thus far, 337,723 shares of YY exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 998,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.74-$56.61 after having opened the day at $53.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.03.

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YY Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates an online social platform in the People's Republic of China. YY has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.2. Shares are down 13.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate YY a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates YY as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full YY Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Alliance Data Systems ( ADS) is up $4.40 (1.7%) to $266.75 on average volume. Thus far, 276,772 shares of Alliance Data Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 477,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $256.24-$266.95 after having opened the day at $258.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $262.35.

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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 $15.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.2. Shares are down 8.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate Alliance Data Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 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, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins 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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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).