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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

TST Recommends

^DJI

) trading up 78 points (0.5%) at 17,023 as of Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,765 issues advancing vs. 1,183 declining with 200 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include

Alliance Data Systems

(

ADS

), up 1.3%,

SBA Communications

(

SBAC

), up 0.9% and

AerCap Holdings

(

AER

), up 0.7%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3.

Qiagen

(

QGEN

) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Qiagen is down $0.15 (-0.7%) to $23.09 on average volume. Thus far, 335,415 shares of Qiagen exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 739,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.04-$23.24 after having opened the day at $23.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.24.

QIAGEN N.V., through its subsidiaries, provides sample and assay technologies worldwide. Qiagen has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 2.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Qiagen a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Qiagen

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full

Qiagen Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

TAL Education Group

(

XRS

) is down $0.51 (-1.5%) to $34.29 on average volume. Thus far, 293,922 shares of TAL Education Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 659,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.19-$34.79 after having opened the day at $34.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.80.

TAL Education Group, together with its subsidiaries, provides K-12 after-school tutoring services under the Xueersi brand name in China. TAL Education Group has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 58.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate TAL Education Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

TAL Education Group

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full

TAL Education Group Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

VCA

(

WOOF

) is down $0.38 (-1.0%) to $39.36 on average volume. Thus far, 405,206 shares of VCA exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 869,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.35-$39.96 after having opened the day at $39.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.74.

VCA Inc. operates as an animal healthcare company in the United States and Canada. It operates through two segments, Animal Hospital and Laboratory. VCA has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 26.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate VCA a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

VCA

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, increase in net income, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

VCA Ratings Report

now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the diversified services industry could consider

iShares Dow Jones US Cons Services

(

IYC

) while those bearish on the diversified services industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Short Consumer Sers

(

SCC

).

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