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4 Stocks Pushing The Diversified Services Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 135 points (1.0%) at 13,995 as of Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, 11:44 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,283 issues advancing vs. 634 declining with 96 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.9%. A company within the industry that fell today was Amerco ( UHAL), up 1.4%. Top gainers within the industry include Avis Budget Group ( CAR), up 5.0%, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), up 2.6%, Ryder System ( R), up 2.6%, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), up 3.1% and Air Lease ( AL), up 2.4%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. Brink's Company ( BCO) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Brink's Company is down $3.04 (-10.2%) to $26.78 on heavy volume Thus far, 778,185 shares of Brink's Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 248,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.50-$29.51 after having opened the day at $29.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.82.

The Brink's Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of secure transportation, cash logistics, and other security-related services to banks and financial institutions, retailers, government agencies, mints, jewelers, and other commercial operations worldwide. Brink's Company has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Brink's Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Brink's Company 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, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Brink's Company Ratings Report now.

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