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5 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Diversified Services Industry

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 lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading down 40 points (-0.3%) at 14,679 as of Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,751 issues advancing vs. 1,159 declining with 143 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.42 versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include ManpowerGroup (MAN), down 3.41, Fleetcor Technologies (FLT), down 1.32 and SBA Communications (SBAC), down 1.16. A company within the industry that increased today was Mercadolibre (MELI), up 1.62.

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

5. DeVry (DV) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, DeVry is down $7.18 (-21.1%) to $26.85 on heavy volume Thus far, 2.5 million shares of DeVry exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 861,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.70-$28.50 after having opened the day at $28.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.03.

DeVry Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides educational services worldwide. DeVry has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 43.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates DeVry as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full DeVry Ratings Report now.

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