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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 26 points (-0.2%) at 17,225 as of Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,758 issues advancing vs. 1,148 declining with 164 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. A company within the industry that fell today was

Alliance Data Systems

(

ADS

), up 2.1%. Top gainers within the industry include

CoStar Group

(

CSGP

), up 2.6%,

AerCap Holdings

(

AER

), up 1.1%,

Priceline Group

(

PCLN

), up 0.9%,

Thomson Reuters

(

TRI

), up 0.9% and

Nielsen Holdings

(

NLSN

), up 0.9%.

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

3.

West

(

WSTC

) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, West is down $0.95 (-4.1%) to $22.00 on average volume. Thus far, 166,790 shares of West exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 269,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.34-$22.31 after having opened the day at $21.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.95.

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West Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides technology-enabled communication services. It operates in four segments: Unified Communications Services, Safety Services, Interactive Services, and Specialized Agent Services. West has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 6.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate West a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

West

as a

sell

. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full

West Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

MercadoLibre

(

MELI

) is down $1.57 (-1.4%) to $111.62 on average volume. Thus far, 390,220 shares of MercadoLibre exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 572,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $110.87-$113.57 after having opened the day at $111.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $113.19.

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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 1.0% 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 impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity 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

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1. As of noon trading,

H&R Block

(

HRB

) is down $0.26 (-0.9%) to $26.97 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of H&R Block exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.81-$27.13 after having opened the day at $27.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.23.

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H&R Block, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides tax preparation, banking, and other services to the general public primarily in the United States, Canada, and Australia. H&R Block has a market cap of $6.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 18.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate H&R Block a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

H&R Block

as a

hold

. The company's strongest point has been its strong cash flow from operations. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

H&R Block 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

).