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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 22 points (0.1%) at 17,547 as of Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,993 issues advancing vs. 1,000 declining with 129 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Global Payments

(

GPN

), down 10.3%, and

Thomson Reuters

(

TRI

), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include

Heartland Payment Systems

(

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TheStreet Recommends

HPY

), up 10.3%,

Avis Budget Group

(

CAR

), up 3.6%,

Hertz Global Holdings

(

HTZ

), up 3.4%,

Western Union

(

WU

), up 1.9% and

Rollins

(

ROL

), up 1.8%.

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

3.

RPX

(

RPXC

) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, RPX is down $1.95 (-14.4%) to $11.56 on heavy volume. Thus far, 530,192 shares of RPX exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 252,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.42-$13.55 after having opened the day at $12.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.51.

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RPX Corporation provides patent risk management solutions in the United States, Japan, and internationally. It offers a subscription-based patent risk management solution that facilitates exchanges of value between owners and users of patents. RPX has a market cap of $718.4 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 1.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate RPX a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

RPX

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 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

RPX Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Mercadolibre

(

MELI

) is down $2.05 (-1.7%) to $116.39 on light volume. Thus far, 110,273 shares of Mercadolibre exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 533,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $116.08-$120.42 after having opened the day at $120.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $118.44.

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MercadoLibre, Inc. hosts online commerce platforms in Latin America. It offers MercadoLibre Marketplace, an automated online e-commerce service for businesses and individuals to list items and conduct their sales and purchases online in a fixed-price or auction-based format. Mercadolibre has a market cap of $5.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 7.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Mercadolibre a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Mercadolibre

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Mercadolibre Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Vantiv

(

VNTV

) is down $0.99 (-2.0%) to $49.43 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Vantiv exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.92-$50.70 after having opened the day at $50.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.42.

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Vantiv, Inc., through its subsidiary, Vantiv Holding, LLC. provides payment processing services in the United States. It operates through two segments, Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. Vantiv has a market cap of $7.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 48.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Vantiv a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Vantiv

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

Vantiv 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

).