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 19 points (-0.1%) at 13,006 as of Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,239 issues advancing vs. 1,655 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 Global Payments ( GPN), down 1.3%, Genpact ( G), down 1.5% and Tyco International ( TYC), down 1.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), up 0.9%.

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

5. Myriad Genetics ( MYGN) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Myriad Genetics is down $0.78 (-2.7%) to $27.94 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Myriad Genetics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 670,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.87-$28.18 after having opened the day at $27.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.72.

Myriad Genetics, Inc., a molecular diagnostic company, focuses on the development and marketing of predictive medicine, personalized medicine, and prognostic medicine tests primarily in the United States. Myriad Genetics has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 42.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Myriad Genetics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Myriad Genetics 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, reasonable valuation levels and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Myriad Genetics Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT) is down $0.91 (-1.7%) to $51.28 on average volume Thus far, 225,248 shares of Fleetcor Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 484,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.13-$52.32 after having opened the day at $52.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.19.

FleetCor Technologies, Inc. provides specialized payment products and services to businesses, commercial fleets, oil companies, petroleum marketers, and government entities in North America, Europe, South Africa, and Asia. Fleetcor Technologies has a market cap of $4.4 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 74.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Fleetcor Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fleetcor Technologies as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full Fleetcor Technologies Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, SAIC ( SAI) is down $0.21 (-1.8%) to $11.32 on average volume Thus far, 1.8 million shares of SAIC exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.29-$11.60 after having opened the day at $11.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.53.

SAIC, Inc. provides scientific, engineering, systems integration, and technical services and solutions to agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. SAIC has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 5.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate SAIC a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SAIC as a hold. 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 and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full SAIC Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Verisk Analytics ( VRSK) is down $0.48 (-1.0%) to $49.36 on average volume Thus far, 264,078 shares of Verisk Analytics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 694,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.09-$49.93 after having opened the day at $49.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.84.

Verisk Analytics, Inc. provides proprietary data, analytics methods, and embedded decision support solutions for detecting fraud in property and casualty (P&C) insurance, mortgage, and healthcare industries primarily in the United States. Verisk Analytics has a market cap of $8.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 23.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Verisk Analytics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Verisk Analytics as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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 Verisk Analytics Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, DeVry ( DV) is down $0.85 (-3.3%) to $25.22 on light volume Thus far, 466,402 shares of DeVry exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.87-$26.15 after having opened the day at $26.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.07.

DeVry Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides educational services worldwide. DeVry has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 31.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate DeVry a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates DeVry 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 expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full DeVry Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 4 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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