All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 76 points (-0.4%) at 17,528 as of Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,149 issues advancing vs. 1,775 declining with 160 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

ADT

(

ADT

), down 1.3%,

Rollins

(

ROL

), down 1.3%,

Thomson Reuters

(

TRI

), down 1.0% and

Fiserv

(

FISV

), down 0.7%. A company within the industry that increased today was

SBA Communications

(

SBAC

), up 0.8%.

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

3.

Paychex

(

PAYX

) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Paychex is down $0.67 (-1.2%) to $53.11 on average volume. Thus far, 851,088 shares of Paychex exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.62-$53.74 after having opened the day at $53.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.78.

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Paychex, Inc. provides payroll, human resource, insurance, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small to medium-sized businesses in the United States and Germany. Paychex has a market cap of $19.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 16.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Paychex a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Paychex

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

Paychex Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

MasterCard

(

MA

) is down $0.63 (-0.6%) to $98.24 on light volume. Thus far, 719,652 shares of MasterCard exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $97.52-$98.31 after having opened the day at $98.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $98.87.

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MasterCard Incorporated, a technology company, provides transaction processing and other payment-related products and services in the United States and internationally. MasterCard has a market cap of $109.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 14.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 20 analysts that rate MasterCard a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

MasterCard

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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

MasterCard Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Priceline Group

(

PCLN

) is down $10.63 (-0.8%) to $1,278.53 on light volume. Thus far, 106,806 shares of Priceline Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 623,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $1,271.51-$1,287.90 after having opened the day at $1,287.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1,289.16.

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The Priceline Group Inc. provides online travel and travel related reservation and search services. Priceline Group has a market cap of $64.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 13.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Priceline Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Priceline Group

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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

Priceline Group 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

).