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 62 points (0.4%) at 14,518 as of Thursday, March 14, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,808 issues advancing vs. 1,087 declining with 143 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. A company within the industry that fell today was Advisory Board Company ( ABCO), up 1.5%.

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

5. New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I is down $0.35 (-2.3%) to $14.64 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.6 million shares of New Oriental Education & Technology Group I exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.40-$15.15 after having opened the day at $15.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.99.

New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. provides private educational services primarily in China. New Oriental Education & Technology Group I has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 22.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate New Oriental Education & Technology Group I a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates New Oriental Education & Technology Group I as a hold. 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 and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full New Oriental Education & Technology Group I Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, HMS Holdings Corporation ( HMSY) is down $0.35 (-1.1%) to $30.93 on average volume Thus far, 407,107 shares of HMS Holdings Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 816,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.84-$31.26 after having opened the day at $31.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.28.

HMS Holdings Corp. provides cost containment services to government and private healthcare payers and sponsors. The company's services include coordination of benefits and program integrity services. HMS Holdings Corporation has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 54.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate HMS Holdings Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates HMS Holdings Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full HMS Holdings Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Cintas Corporation ( CTAS) is down $0.36 (-0.8%) to $44.21 on light volume Thus far, 152,126 shares of Cintas Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 602,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.95-$44.74 after having opened the day at $44.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.57.

Cintas Corporation provides corporate identity uniforms and related business services for approximately 900,000 businesses in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Cintas Corporation has a market cap of $5.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Cintas Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cintas Corporation 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, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Cintas Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, SAIC ( SAI) is down $0.09 (-0.7%) to $12.33 on light volume Thus far, 973,739 shares of SAIC exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.30-$12.45 after having opened the day at $12.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.42.

SAIC, Inc. provides scientific, engineering, systems integration, and technical services and solutions to agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. SAIC has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate SAIC a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SAIC 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 and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full SAIC Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Apollo Group ( APOL) is down $0.23 (-1.4%) to $16.69 on light volume Thus far, 704,190 shares of Apollo Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.64-$17.04 after having opened the day at $17.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.92.

Apollo Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides online and on-campus educational programs and services at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels. Apollo Group has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 18.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Apollo Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Apollo Group as a hold. 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 and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Apollo Group 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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