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 20 points (-0.2%) at 12,795 as of Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,283 issues advancing vs. 1,555 declining with 129 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include RPX ( RPXC), down 4.3%, Portfolio Recovery Associates ( PRAA), down 3.6%, Interval Leisure Group ( IILG), down 2.4%, 51job ( JOBS), down 2.1% and Acacia Research Coroporation ( ACTG), down 2.0%. Top gainers within the industry include Infinity Pharmaceuticals ( INFI), up 6.7%, Avis Budget Group ( CAR), up 3.1%, WEX ( WXS), up 1.4%, Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT), up 1.2% and Apollo Group ( APOL), up 1.6%.

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

5. R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company ( RRD) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company is down $0.29 (-3.1%) to $9.13 on average volume Thus far, 962,481 shares of R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $9.13-$9.68 after having opened the day at $9.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.42.

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company provides integrated communication solutions to private and public sectors worldwide. R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of -17.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 33.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company as a hold. The company's strongest point has been its a solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have looked at. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company Ratings Report now.

4. As of noon trading, Cintas Corporation ( CTAS) is down $0.28 (-0.7%) to $40.36 on light volume Thus far, 98,179 shares of Cintas Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 621,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.30-$40.78 after having opened the day at $40.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.65.

Cintas Corporation provides corporate identity uniforms and related business services for approximately 900,000 businesses in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Cintas Corporation has a market cap of $5.1 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 17.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Cintas Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cintas Corporation 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth and increase in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Cintas Corporation Ratings Report now.

3. As of noon trading, ManpowerGroup ( MAN) is down $0.38 (-1.0%) to $36.05 on light volume Thus far, 144,324 shares of ManpowerGroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 766,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.96-$36.59 after having opened the day at $36.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.43.

ManpowerGroup provides workforce solutions and services worldwide. The company offers permanent, temporary, and contract recruitment services; assessment and selection services; training and development services; outsourcing services; and workforce consulting services. ManpowerGroup has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate ManpowerGroup a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ManpowerGroup as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full ManpowerGroup Ratings Report now.

2. As of noon trading, Mercadolibre ( MELI) is down $0.74 (-1.0%) to $75.58 on light volume Thus far, 157,232 shares of Mercadolibre exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 535,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.26-$77.65 after having opened the day at $76.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.32.

MercadoLibre, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, hosts online commerce and payments platforms in Latin America. Its services are designed to provide its users with mechanisms to buy, sell, pay for, and collect on e-commerce transactions. Mercadolibre has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 5.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 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 robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Mercadolibre Ratings Report now.

1. As of noon trading, Robert Half International ( RHI) is down $0.26 (-1.0%) to $26.48 on light volume Thus far, 270,476 shares of Robert Half International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.45-$26.87 after having opened the day at $26.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.74.

Robert Half International Inc. provides staffing and risk consulting services in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Its Accountemps division offers temporary staffing in the fields of accounting, tax, and finance. Robert Half International has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 6.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Robert Half International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Robert Half International 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Robert Half International 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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