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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