4 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 57 points (-0.4%) at 13,942 as of Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,301 issues advancing vs. 1,576 declining with 144 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Moody's Corporation ( MCO), down 0.6%, and MasterCard Incorporated ( MA), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), up 6.8%, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), up 3.8%, Avis Budget Group ( CAR), up 2.9%, Qiagen ( QGEN), up 2.0% and SAIC ( SAI), up 1.9%.

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

4. ITT Educational Services ( ESI) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, ITT Educational Services is down $2.58 (-13.8%) to $16.05 on heavy volume Thus far, 723,842 shares of ITT Educational Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 891,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.05-$18.59 after having opened the day at $18.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.63.

ITT Educational Services, Inc. provides postsecondary degree programs in the United States. ITT Educational Services has a market cap of $431.7 million and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 3.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate ITT Educational Services a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ITT Educational Services as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full ITT Educational Services Ratings Report now.

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