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4 Stocks Pushing The Diversified Services Industry Lower

Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model

Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 19 points (0.1%) at 14,273 as of Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,527 issues advancing vs. 1,351 declining with 133 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Qiagen ( QGEN), down 1.4%, and Fiserv ( FISV), down 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include China HGS Real Estate ( HGSH), up 11.1%, Ryder System ( R), up 1.5%, Amerco ( UHAL), up 1.4%, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), up 1.3% and Moody's Corporation ( MCO), up 1.2%.

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

4. Giant Interactive Group ( GA) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Giant Interactive Group is down $0.18 (-2.8%) to $6.30 on average volume Thus far, 377,059 shares of Giant Interactive Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 932,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $6.27-$6.50 after having opened the day at $6.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.48.

Giant Interactive Group Inc. develops and operates online games in the People's Republic of China. It primarily offers multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPGs). The company operates 11 games, including 9 MMORPGs, 1 casual massively multiplayer online game, and 1 strategy browser game. Giant Interactive Group has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 19.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Giant Interactive Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Giant Interactive Group 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, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Giant Interactive Group Ratings Report now.

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