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 30 points (-0.2%) at 14,005 as of Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, 12:04 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 991 issues advancing vs. 1,875 declining with 138 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Total System Services ( TSS), down 5.3%, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), down 3.0%, SAIC ( SAI), down 2.6% and Moody's Corporation ( MCO), down 1.8%.

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

5. Robert Half International ( RHI) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Robert Half International is down $0.74 (-2.0%) to $35.99 on light volume Thus far, 380,798 shares of Robert Half International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.98-$36.83 after having opened the day at $36.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.73.

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 23.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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 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.

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