4 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 135 points (1.0%) at 13,995 as of Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, 11:44 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,283 issues advancing vs. 634 declining with 96 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.9%. A company within the industry that fell today was Amerco ( UHAL), up 1.4%. Top gainers within the industry include Avis Budget Group ( CAR), up 5.0%, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), up 2.6%, Ryder System ( R), up 2.6%, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), up 3.1% and Air Lease ( AL), up 2.4%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. Brink's Company ( BCO) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Brink's Company is down $3.04 (-10.2%) to $26.78 on heavy volume Thus far, 778,185 shares of Brink's Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 248,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.50-$29.51 after having opened the day at $29.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.82.

The Brink's Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of secure transportation, cash logistics, and other security-related services to banks and financial institutions, retailers, government agencies, mints, jewelers, and other commercial operations worldwide. Brink's Company has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Brink's Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Brink's Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Brink's Company Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, VistaPrint ( VPRT) is down $2.90 (-8.1%) to $32.95 on heavy volume Thus far, 959,431 shares of VistaPrint exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 289,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.64-$35.14 after having opened the day at $34.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.85.

Vistaprint N.V. operates as an online provider of coordinated portfolios of marketing products and services to micro businesses worldwide. VistaPrint has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 39.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates VistaPrint a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates VistaPrint as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. Get the full VistaPrint Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Mercadolibre ( MELI) is down $0.81 (-0.9%) to $87.59 on average volume Thus far, 276,356 shares of Mercadolibre exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 583,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $86.84-$88.86 after having opened the day at $87.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.40.

MercadoLibre, Inc. hosts online commerce platforms in Latin America. Its services are designed to provide its users with mechanisms for buying, selling, paying, collecting, generating leads, and comparing listings via e-commerce transactions. Mercadolibre has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 40.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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 shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Mercadolibre Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Robert Half International ( RHI) is down $0.21 (-0.6%) to $35.03 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.8 million 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 $34.80-$35.26 after having opened the day at $35.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.24.

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 $5.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Robert Half International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth 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 Robert Half International Ratings Report now.

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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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