TGH, WTW, MAN And WU, Pushing Diversified Services Industry Downward

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 3 points (0.0%) at 14,544 as of Monday, April 22, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,423 issues advancing vs. 1,490 declining with 125 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.35 versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Amerco ( UHAL), down 2.80, Tyco International ( TYC), down 1.31, H&R Block ( HRB), down 0.65 and Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), down 0.51. Top gainers within the industry include Acacia Research Coroporation ( ACTG), up 4.2%, Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT), up 2.1%, Corrections Corporation of America ( CXW), up 1.9%, Alliance Data Systems Corporation ( ADS), up 1.4% and Genpact ( G), up 1.3%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. Textainer Group Holdings ( TGH) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Textainer Group Holdings is down $0.71 (-1.8%) to $39.02 on average volume Thus far, 105,397 shares of Textainer Group Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 265,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.80-$39.89 after having opened the day at $39.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.73.

Textainer Group Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, engages in the purchase, ownership, management, leasing, and resale of a fleet of marine cargo containers worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Container Ownership, Container Management, and Container Resale. Textainer Group Holdings has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 26.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Textainer Group Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, increase in net income, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. 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 Textainer Group Holdings Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Weight Watchers International ( WTW) is down $1.08 (-2.6%) to $40.93 on average volume Thus far, 537,936 shares of Weight Watchers International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 783,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.66-$42.13 after having opened the day at $41.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.01.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. provides weight management services in North America, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and internationally. It offers a range of products and services comprising nutritional, exercise, and behavioral tools and approaches. Weight Watchers International has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 19.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Weight Watchers International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full Weight Watchers International Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, ManpowerGroup ( MAN) is down $0.63 (-1.2%) to $52.94 on average volume Thus far, 415,401 shares of ManpowerGroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 729,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.91-$53.93 after having opened the day at $53.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.57.

ManpowerGroup Inc. provides workforce solutions and services. ManpowerGroup has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 26.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates ManpowerGroup as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full ManpowerGroup Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Western Union Company ( WU) is down $0.16 (-1.1%) to $14.31 on light volume Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Western Union Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.25-$14.51 after having opened the day at $14.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.47.

The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business, and Business Solutions. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment offers cash money transfer services involving walk-in agent locations. Western Union Company has a market cap of $8.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.6, below 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 Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Western Union Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Western Union Company 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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