One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 6 points (0.0%) at 17,123 as of Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,692 issues advancing vs. 1,244 declining with 156 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. A company within the industry that fell today was

Priceline Group

(

PCLN

), up 1.4%. Top gainers within the industry include

AerCap Holdings

(

AER

), up 1.7%,

Vantiv

(

VNTV

), up 1.6% and

Tyco International

(

TYC

), up 1.0%.

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

3.

Ritchie Bros Auctioneers

(

RBA

) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Ritchie Bros Auctioneers is down $0.95 (-3.9%) to $23.43 on average volume. Thus far, 439,419 shares of Ritchie Bros Auctioneers exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 649,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.38-$24.58 after having opened the day at $24.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.38.

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Ritchie Bros. Ritchie Bros Auctioneers has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 9.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Ritchie Bros Auctioneers a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Ritchie Bros Auctioneers

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 good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Ritchie Bros Auctioneers Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Thomson Reuters

(

TRI

) is down $0.29 (-0.8%) to $37.33 on light volume. Thus far, 150,515 shares of Thomson Reuters exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 879,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.32-$37.94 after having opened the day at $37.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.62.

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Thomson Reuters Corporation provides intelligent information for businesses and professionals worldwide. The company sells electronic content and services to professionals primarily on a subscription basis. Thomson Reuters has a market cap of $29.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 6.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Thomson Reuters a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Thomson Reuters

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

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1. As of noon trading,

TAL Education Group

(

XRS

) is down $1.22 (-2.5%) to $47.27 on average volume. Thus far, 300,690 shares of TAL Education Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 706,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.10-$48.84 after having opened the day at $48.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.49.

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TAL Education Group, through its subsidiaries, provides K-12 after-school tutoring services in the People's Republic of China. TAL Education Group has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 72.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate TAL Education Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel its 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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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

).