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5 Diversified Services Stocks Dragging The Industry Down

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

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading down 45 points (-0.3%) at 14,466 as of Thursday, March 21, 2013, 12:44 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,235 issues advancing vs. 1,661 declining with 139 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Acacia Research Coroporation (ACTG), down 4.5%, Textainer Group Holdings (TGH), down 2.3%, Aaron's (AAN), down 2.0%, Ryder System (R), down 1.9% and Tetra Tech (TTEK), down 1.8%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

5. Fiserv (FISV) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Fiserv is down $0.59 (-0.7%) to $85.17 on light volume Thus far, 115,083 shares of Fiserv exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 759,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $84.97-$85.46 after having opened the day at $85.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $85.76.

Fiserv, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services technology solutions worldwide. Fiserv has a market cap of $11.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Fiserv a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fiserv as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Fiserv Ratings Report now.

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