FISV, PAYX, MHP, ULTA And MA, 5 Diversified Services Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 46 points (-0.3%) at 15,208 as of Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 12:49 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,093 issues advancing vs. 1,832 declining with 114 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.15 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.24. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Acacia Research Coroporation ( ACTG), down 5.77, H&R Block ( HRB), down 1.49, Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS), down 1.54 and Verisk Analytics ( VRSK), down 0.77.

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 $1.13 (-1.3%) to $86.08 on light volume Thus far, 208,769 shares of Fiserv exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 567,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $86.04-$87.59 after having opened the day at $87.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.21.

Fiserv, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services technology solutions worldwide. Fiserv has a market cap of $11.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Fiserv a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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 $0.20 (-0.5%) to $37.18 on light volume Thus far, 711,304 shares of Paychex exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.18-$37.60 after having opened the day at $37.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.38.

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 $13.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 19.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Paychex a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 18 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Paychex as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income 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 Paychex Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, McGraw Hill Financial ( MHP) is down $0.47 (-0.8%) to $54.53 on light volume Thus far, 361,527 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 $54.53-$55.04 after having opened the day at $54.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.00.

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 Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate McGraw Hill Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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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2. As of noon trading, Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances ( ULTA) is down $1.93 (-2.1%) to $87.81 on light volume Thus far, 414,537 shares of Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $87.75-$89.54 after having opened the day at $87.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $89.74.

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 33.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 7.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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 is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, MasterCard Incorporated ( MA) is down $5.06 (-0.9%) to $570.85 on average volume Thus far, 240,796 shares of MasterCard Incorporated exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 550,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $569.44-$576.90 after having opened the day at $575.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $575.91.

MasterCard Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides transaction processing and other payment-related services in the United States and internationally. MasterCard Incorporated has a market cap of $66.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 18 analysts that rate MasterCard Incorporated a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates MasterCard Incorporated 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, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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 MasterCard Incorporated 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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