3 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 64 points (0.5%) at 13,945 as of Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,966 issues advancing vs. 866 declining with 154 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. Top gainers within the industry include HMS Holdings Corporation ( HMSY), up 7.2%, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), up 2.0%, Moody's Corporation ( MCO), up 1.5%, Robert Half International ( RHI), up 1.4% and Western Union Company ( WU), up 1.0%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. Aircastle ( AYR) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Aircastle is down $0.76 (-5.4%) to $13.23 on heavy volume Thus far, 420,135 shares of Aircastle exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 398,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.20-$13.88 after having opened the day at $13.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.99.

Aircastle Limited, through its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, lease, and sale of high-utility commercial jet aircraft to passenger and cargo airlines worldwide. Aircastle has a market cap of $972.9 million and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Aircastle a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Aircastle as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Aircastle Ratings Report now.

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