5 Stocks Pushing The Diversified Services Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 27 points (-0.2%) at 12,904 as of Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,218 issues advancing vs. 1,656 declining with 135 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include American Public Education ( APEI), down 8.6%, Lender Processing Services ( LPS), down 4.5%, Team Health Holdings ( TMH), down 3.3%, United Rentals ( URI), down 2.6% and URS Corporation ( URS), down 2.8%. Top gainers within the industry include TeleTech Holdings ( TTEC), up 5.5%, Amerco ( UHAL), up 4.2%, Financial Engines ( FNGN), up 2.5% and SBA Communications ( SBAC), up 0.7%.

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

5. Fortune Brands Home & Security ( FBHS) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Fortune Brands Home & Security is down $0.34 (-1.2%) to $28.69 on light volume Thus far, 178,505 shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.56-$28.96 after having opened the day at $28.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.03.

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. provides home and security products for use in residential home repair, remodeling, new construction, and security and storage applications. Fortune Brands Home & Security has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 195.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 72.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Fortune Brands Home & Security a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fortune Brands Home & Security as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good. Get the full Fortune Brands Home & Security Ratings Report now.

4. As of noon trading, Fiserv ( FISV) is down $0.53 (-0.7%) to $73.89 on light volume Thus far, 155,402 shares of Fiserv exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 689,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.81-$74.60 after having opened the day at $74.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.42.

Fiserv, Inc. and its subsidiaries provide various financial services technology solutions. Fiserv has a market cap of $10.1 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 26.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Fiserv a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fiserv as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income and reasonable valuation levels. 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 Fiserv Ratings Report now.

3. As of noon trading, Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS) is down $0.39 (-1.1%) to $34.16 on light volume Thus far, 428,097 shares of Fidelity National Information Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.15-$34.50 after having opened the day at $34.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.55.

Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. provides banking and payments technology solutions worldwide. The company offers financial institution core processing, card issuer, and transaction processing services, including the NYCE Network. Fidelity National Information Services has a market cap of $10.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 30.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Fidelity National Information Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fidelity National Information Services 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, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Fidelity National Information Services Ratings Report now.

2. As of noon trading, Paychex ( PAYX) is down $0.24 (-0.7%) to $32.41 on light volume Thus far, 506,115 shares of Paychex exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.40-$32.68 after having opened the day at $32.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.65.

Paychex, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small to medium-sized businesses in the United States and Germany. Paychex has a market cap of $12.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.7% 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 17 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Paychex Ratings Report now.

1. As of noon trading, Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances ( ULTA) is down $1.26 (-1.4%) to $91.79 on light volume Thus far, 198,156 shares of Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 741,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $91.72-$93.57 after having opened the day at $92.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.05.

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. operates as a beauty retailer that provides prestige, mass, and salon products; and salon services in the United States. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 42.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 44.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these 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 Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances Ratings Report now.

If you are interested in one of these 5 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).

A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.

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