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5 Diversified Services Stocks Dragging The Industry Down

Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.

Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 81 points (-0.5%) at 15,762 as of Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,157 issues advancing vs. 1,771 declining with 147 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Visa ( V), down 0.9%, and MasterCard Incorporated ( MA), down 0.6%. A company within the industry that increased today was Western Union Company ( WU), up 0.8%.

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

5. HMS Holdings Corporation ( HMSY) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, HMS Holdings Corporation is down $0.90 (-4.1%) to $21.10 on heavy volume. Thus far, 623,493 shares of HMS Holdings Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 794,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.94-$22.03 after having opened the day at $22.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.99.

HMS Holdings Corp. provides cost containment services to government and private healthcare payers and sponsors. The company's services include co-ordination of benefits and program integrity services. HMS Holdings Corporation has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 41.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 15.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate HMS Holdings Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates HMS Holdings Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full HMS Holdings Corporation Ratings Report now.

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