4 Diversified Services Stocks Dragging The Industry Down

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 79 points (0.5%) at 15,467 as of Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,746 issues advancing vs. 1,183 declining with 133 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. A company within the industry that fell today was Priceline.com ( PCLN), up 1.81. Top gainers within the industry include Booz Allen Hamilton ( BAH), up 7.2%, KBR ( KBR), up 2.4%, Visa ( V), up 0.8% and Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), up 0.9%.

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

4. Computer Sciences Corporation ( CSC) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Computer Sciences Corporation is down $0.52 (-1.2%) to $43.78 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Computer Sciences Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.35-$44.43 after having opened the day at $44.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.30.

Computer Sciences Corporation provides information technology (IT) and professional services to governments and commercial enterprises. Computer Sciences Corporation has a market cap of $6.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Computer Sciences Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. 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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