FISV, PAYX, TYC, MHP And SBAC, 5 Diversified Services Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 1 points (0.0%) at 15,277 as of Thursday, May 16, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,398 issues advancing vs. 1,509 declining with 138 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.10. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Computer Sciences Corporation ( CSC), down 3.94, Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT), down 0.99 and Visa ( V), down 0.58. Top gainers within the industry include Giant Interactive Group ( GA), up 6.4%, 51job ( JOBS), up 3.3%, Team Health Holdings ( TMH), up 2.2%, Mercadolibre ( MELI), up 1.9% and Priceline.com ( PCLN), up 0.4%.

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

5. Fiserv ( FISV) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Fiserv is down $0.49 (-0.5%) to $89.77 on light volume Thus far, 120,476 shares of Fiserv exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 601,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $89.72-$90.55 after having opened the day at $89.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $90.26.

Fiserv, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services technology solutions worldwide. Fiserv has a market cap of $12.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fiserv as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Fiserv Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Paychex ( PAYX) is down $0.19 (-0.5%) to $38.46 on average volume Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Paychex exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.34-$38.58 after having opened the day at $38.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.65.

Paychex, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small to medium-sized businesses in the United States and Germany. Paychex has a market cap of $13.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 22.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Paychex as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Paychex Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Tyco International ( TYC) is down $0.22 (-0.7%) to $33.92 on average volume Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Tyco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.83-$34.08 after having opened the day at $34.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.15.

Tyco International Ltd. operates as a fire protection and security company. The company provides security products and services, fire protection and detection products and services, valves and controls, and other industrial products. Tyco International has a market cap of $15.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 16.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tyco International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Tyco International Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, McGraw Hill Financial ( MHP) is down $0.30 (-0.5%) to $55.62 on light volume Thus far, 454,023 shares of McGraw Hill Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.44-$55.95 after having opened the day at $55.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.92.

The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. provides information services for the financial, commodities and commercial, and education markets worldwide. McGraw Hill Financial has a market cap of $15.1 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates McGraw Hill Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full McGraw Hill Financial Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, SBA Communications ( SBAC) is down $0.55 (-0.7%) to $80.18 on light volume Thus far, 237,266 shares of SBA Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $80.02-$80.71 after having opened the day at $80.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.73.

SBA Communications Corporation owns and operates wireless communications towers in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, and Brazil. SBA Communications has a market cap of $10.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 13.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates SBA Communications as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full SBA Communications 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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