5 Stocks Pushing The Diversified Services Industry Lower

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 10 points (-0.1%) at 13,082 as of Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, 1:34 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,351 issues advancing vs. 1,574 declining with 129 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Zillow ( Z), down 4.4%, Cintas Corporation ( CTAS), down 1.4%, Mercadolibre ( MELI), down 1.7%, Paychex ( PAYX), down 0.8% and Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS), down 0.9%. Top gainers within the industry include Brink's Company ( BCO), up 9.1%, ExlService Holdings ( EXLS), up 4.7% and Geo Group ( GEO), up 4.5%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

5. Alliance Data Systems Corporation ( ADS) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Alliance Data Systems Corporation is down $1.05 (-0.7%) to $142.38 on light volume Thus far, 113,295 shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 532,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $141.65-$143.59 after having opened the day at $143.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $143.43.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation provides data-driven and transaction-based marketing, and customer loyalty solutions primarily in the United States and Canada. Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a market cap of $7.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 39.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Alliance Data Systems Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Alliance Data Systems Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Alliance Data Systems Corporation Ratings Report now.

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