JEC, CAR, CSC, MELI And HTZ, 5 Diversified Services Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 30 points (-0.2%) at 15,089 as of Monday, May 13, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,245 issues advancing vs. 1,704 declining with 112 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include VistaPrint ( VPRT), down 2.71, Stantec ( STN), down 2.28, Air Lease ( AL), down 1.67, URS Corporation ( URS), down 1.61 and New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), down 1.25. A company within the industry that increased today was Financial Engines ( FNGN), up 2.33.

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

5. Jacobs Engineering Group ( JEC) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Jacobs Engineering Group is down $0.64 (-1.2%) to $50.36 on light volume Thus far, 343,643 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 $50.11-$50.95 after having opened the day at $50.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.00.

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 $6.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 19.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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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4. As of noon trading, Avis Budget Group ( CAR) is down $0.70 (-2.3%) to $30.23 on average volume Thus far, 1.4 million 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 $29.85-$30.85 after having opened the day at $30.85 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 13.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 52.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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 find that the growth in the company's net income has been quite unimpressive. Get the full Avis Budget Group Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Computer Sciences Corporation ( CSC) is down $0.38 (-0.8%) to $48.91 on light volume Thus far, 222,180 shares of Computer Sciences Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.56-$49.19 after having opened the day at $49.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.29.

Computer Sciences Corporation provides information technology (IT) and professional services to governments and commercial enterprises. Computer Sciences Corporation has a market cap of $7.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 21.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Computer Sciences Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Computer Sciences Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Mercadolibre ( MELI) is down $0.97 (-0.8%) to $120.15 on average volume Thus far, 259,159 shares of Mercadolibre exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 600,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $118.59-$121.40 after having opened the day at $121.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $121.12.

MercadoLibre, Inc. hosts online commerce platforms in Latin America. Its services are designed to provide users with mechanisms for buying, selling, paying, collecting, generating leads, and comparing listings through e-commerce transactions. Mercadolibre has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 52.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 50.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mercadolibre 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 expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Mercadolibre Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ) is down $0.20 (-0.8%) to $24.65 on average volume Thus far, 3.2 million shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.53-$25.00 after having opened the day at $24.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.85.

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the car and equipment rental businesses worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Car Rental and Equipment Rental. Hertz Global Holdings has a market cap of $9.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 52.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hertz Global Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Hertz Global Holdings 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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