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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