5 Stocks Pushing The Diversified Services Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 22 points (0.2%) at 12,810 as of Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,635 issues advancing vs. 1,204 declining with 167 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Deluxe Corporation ( DLX), down 3.1%, and Giant Interactive Group ( GA), down 2.0%. Top gainers within the industry include Infinity Pharmaceuticals ( INFI), up 9.6%, Shutterfly ( SFLY), up 4.1%, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company ( RRD), up 2.6%, Lender Processing Services ( LPS), up 2.8% and AECOM Technology Corporation ( ACM), up 2.8%.

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

5. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers ( RBA) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers is down $0.25 (-1.2%) to $20.99 on light volume Thus far, 95,232 shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 664,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.89-$21.20 after having opened the day at $21.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.24.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated, an industrial auctioneer, sells various equipment to on-site and online bidders. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers as a hold. 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 and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Ratings Report now.

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