3 Stocks Pulling The 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 46 points (-0.3%) at 14,513 as of Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,149 issues advancing vs. 1,749 declining with 144 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT), down 1.1%, and Tyco International ( TYC), down 0.5%. Top gainers within the industry include Net 1 Ueps Technologies ( UEPS), up 24.2%, Visa ( V), up 0.6% and MasterCard Incorporated ( MA), up 0.6%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. Ryder System ( R) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Ryder System is down $0.78 (-1.3%) to $59.42 on light volume Thus far, 112,645 shares of Ryder System exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 543,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.82-$59.70 after having opened the day at $59.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.19.

Ryder System, Inc. provides transportation and supply chain management solutions. It operates in two segments, Fleet Management Solutions (FMS) and Supply Chain Solutions (SCS). Ryder System has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Ryder System a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ryder System as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income and attractive valuation levels. 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 Ryder System Ratings Report now.

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