5 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 42 points (0.3%) at 14,338 as of Thursday, March 7, 2013, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,674 issues advancing vs. 1,197 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. A company within the industry that fell today was Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT), up 2.4%.

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

5. Alliance Data Systems Corporation ( ADS) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Alliance Data Systems Corporation is down $1.89 (-1.2%) to $157.72 on light volume Thus far, 91,961 shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 521,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $157.55-$159.36 after having opened the day at $159.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $159.61.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation provides loyalty and marketing solutions primarily in North America. The company creates and deploys customized solutions. Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Alliance Data Systems Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Alliance Data Systems Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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 Alliance Data Systems Corporation Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances ( ULTA) is down $1.36 (-1.5%) to $89.75 on light volume Thus far, 234,518 shares of Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 921,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $89.73-$91.19 after having opened the day at $90.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $91.11.

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. operates as a beauty retailer that provides prestige, mass, and salon products; and salon services in the United States. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances has a market cap of $5.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 38.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 7.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS) is down $0.94 (-2.4%) to $37.47 on heavy volume Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Fidelity National Information Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.05-$37.93 after having opened the day at $37.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.41.

Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. provides banking and payments technology solutions worldwide. The company offers financial institution core processing, card issuer, and transaction processing services, including the NYCE Network. Fidelity National Information Services has a market cap of $11.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Fidelity National Information Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fidelity National Information Services 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 increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Fidelity National Information Services Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Tyco International ( TYC) is down $0.32 (-1.0%) to $31.90 on light volume Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Tyco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.83-$32.25 after having opened the day at $32.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.23.

Tyco International Ltd. operates as a fire protection and security company. The company provides security products and services, fire protection and detection products and services, valves and controls, and other industrial products. Tyco International has a market cap of $15.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 10.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Tyco International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tyco International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels 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 a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Tyco International Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Visa ( V) is down $1.03 (-0.6%) to $160.03 on light volume Thus far, 748,648 shares of Visa exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $159.81-$161.78 after having opened the day at $160.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $161.06.

Visa Inc., a payments technology company, engages in the operation of retail electronic payments network worldwide. It facilitates commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses, and government entities. Visa has a market cap of $84.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 44.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 20 analysts that rate Visa a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Visa 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, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Visa 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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