ATHN, TSS, CAR, RHI And FIS, Pushing Diversified Services Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 21 points (-0.1%) at 14,492 as of Monday, March 18, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,220 issues advancing vs. 1,709 declining with 121 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 ExamWorks Group ( EXAM), down 5.0%, HMS Holdings Corporation ( HMSY), down 2.4%, Myriad Genetics ( MYGN), down 1.5%, Air Lease ( AL), down 1.0% and Team Health Holdings ( TMH), down 1.0%. Top gainers within the industry include Swisher Hygiene ( SWSH), up 10.1%, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), up 5.5%, Amerco ( UHAL), up 2.3%, Cintas Corporation ( CTAS), up 1.3% and FTI Consulting ( FCN), up 1.3%.

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

5. AthenaHealth ( ATHN) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, AthenaHealth is down $1.39 (-1.4%) to $96.43 on light volume Thus far, 105,393 shares of AthenaHealth exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 429,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $95.15-$97.79 after having opened the day at $96.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $97.82.

athenahealth, Inc., a business services company, provides ongoing billing, clinical-related, and other related services to medical group practices primarily in the United States. The company provides services through the athenaNet, a proprietary Internet-based practice management application. AthenaHealth has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 193.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 33.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate AthenaHealth a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AthenaHealth as a buy. 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, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full AthenaHealth Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Total System Services ( TSS) is down $0.22 (-0.9%) to $24.06 on light volume Thus far, 421,123 shares of Total System Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.00-$24.15 after having opened the day at $24.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.29.

Total System Services, Inc. provides payment processing and other services to card-issuing and merchant acquiring institutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: North America Services, International Services, and Merchant Services. Total System Services has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Total System Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Total System 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, increase in stock price during the past year, reasonable valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Total System Services Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Avis Budget Group ( CAR) is down $0.38 (-1.4%) to $27.72 on average volume Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Avis Budget Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.08-$27.76 after having opened the day at $27.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.10.

Avis Budget Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides car and truck rentals, and ancillary services to businesses and consumers worldwide. Avis Budget Group has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 41.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Avis Budget Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Avis Budget Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full Avis Budget Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Robert Half International ( RHI) is down $0.21 (-0.6%) to $35.54 on light volume Thus far, 451,880 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 $34.67-$35.76 after having opened the day at $35.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.75.

Robert Half International Inc. provides staffing and risk consulting services in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Robert Half International has a market cap of $5.1 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 12.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Robert Half International Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS) is down $0.26 (-0.7%) to $38.04 on average volume Thus far, 1.2 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 $37.82-$38.22 after having opened the day at $37.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.30.

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 national electronic funds transfer network. Fidelity National Information Services has a market cap of $11.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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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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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