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5 Stocks Dragging The Diversified Services Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 14 points (0.1%) at 16,024 as of Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,437 issues advancing vs. 1,443 declining with 136 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%.

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

5. Aaron's ( AAN) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Aaron's is down $0.73 (-2.5%) to $28.82 on average volume. Thus far, 316,952 shares of Aaron's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 775,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.82-$29.59 after having opened the day at $29.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.55.

Aaron's, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, computers, residential furniture, household appliances, and accessories in the United States and Canada. The company operates in four segments: Sales and Lease Ownership, Franchise, HomeSmart, and Manufacturing. Aaron's has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Aaron's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Aaron's 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, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations 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 Aaron's Ratings Report now.

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