5 Stocks Pushing The Diversified Services Industry Lower

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 5 points (0.0%) at 15,100 as of Thursday, May 9, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,176 issues advancing vs. 1,742 declining with 136 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.21. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include LivePerson ( LPSN), down 34.04, Maximus ( MMS), down 1.31, Washington Post Company ( WPO), down 1.35, H&R Block ( HRB), down 1.12 and CoStar Group ( CSGP), down 1.26. Top gainers within the industry include Air Lease ( AL), up 4.2%, Mercadolibre ( MELI), up 2.3%, HMS Holdings Corporation ( HMSY), up 2.0%, Western Union Company ( WU), up 1.3% and Paychex ( PAYX), up 0.9%.

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

5. Genpact ( G) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Genpact is down $0.18 (-0.9%) to $19.36 on light volume Thus far, 121,049 shares of Genpact exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.34-$19.61 after having opened the day at $19.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.54.

Genpact Limited provides business process management and information technology services worldwide. Genpact has a market cap of $4.4 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 26.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Genpact 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, solid stock price performance, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Genpact Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Cintas Corporation ( CTAS) is down $0.29 (-0.6%) to $44.95 on light volume Thus far, 162,980 shares of Cintas Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 555,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.90-$45.29 after having opened the day at $45.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.24.

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 $5.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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 increase in stock price during the past year. 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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3. As of noon trading, Jacobs Engineering Group ( JEC) is down $0.68 (-1.3%) to $50.77 on light volume Thus far, 344,080 shares of Jacobs Engineering Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.73-$51.58 after having opened the day at $51.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.45.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. provides technical, professional, and construction services to various industrial, commercial, and governmental clients worldwide. Jacobs Engineering Group has a market cap of $6.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Jacobs Engineering Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Jacobs Engineering Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Avis Budget Group ( CAR) is down $0.88 (-2.9%) to $30.05 on average volume Thus far, 822,783 shares of Avis Budget Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.92-$30.99 after having opened the day at $30.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.93.

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 $3.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 56.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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 good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Avis Budget Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances ( ULTA) is down $1.08 (-1.2%) to $90.40 on light volume Thus far, 239,802 shares of Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $90.35-$91.58 after having opened the day at $90.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $91.48.

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. operates specialty retail stores in the United States. Its stores offer cosmetics, fragrance, haircare, and skincare products, as well as related accessories and services. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances has a market cap of $5.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 8.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances 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, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances 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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