VNTV, Z, CAR, HTZ And PCLN, 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 87 points (-0.6%) at 14,874 as of Thursday, June 6, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,317 issues advancing vs. 1,603 declining with 125 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.38. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Giant Interactive Group ( GA), down 5.83, ABM Industries ( ABM), down 2.42 and Paychex ( PAYX), down 0.71. Top gainers within the industry include Booz Allen Hamilton ( BAH), up 2.4%, Qiagen ( QGEN), up 1.9%, Corrections Corporation of America ( CXW), up 1.5%, Service Corporation International ( SCI), up 1.4% and SAIC ( SAI), up 0.9%.

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

5. Vantiv ( VNTV) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Vantiv is down $0.38 (-1.4%) to $25.97 on average volume Thus far, 488,834 shares of Vantiv exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.72-$26.32 after having opened the day at $26.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.35.

Vantiv, Inc. provides electronic integrated payment processing services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. Vantiv has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 29.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Vantiv a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vantiv as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth 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 Vantiv Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Zillow ( Z) is down $1.22 (-2.4%) to $48.71 on average volume Thus far, 276,866 shares of Zillow exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 694,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.54-$50.66 after having opened the day at $49.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.93.

Zillow, Inc. engages in the operation of a real estate and home-related information marketplace on mobile and the Web in the United States. Zillow has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 5200.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 79.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Zillow a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Zillow as a hold. 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 and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Zillow Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Avis Budget Group ( CAR) is down $0.85 (-2.7%) to $31.06 on light volume Thus far, 646,066 shares of Avis Budget Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.86-$32.03 after having opened the day at $31.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.91.

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 $3.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 66.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Avis Budget Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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 solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Avis Budget Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ) is down $0.18 (-0.7%) to $24.21 on average volume Thus far, 3.4 million shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.06-$24.74 after having opened the day at $24.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.39.

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 $10.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 49.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Hertz Global Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Hertz Global Holdings Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Priceline.com ( PCLN) is down $4.55 (-0.6%) to $790.95 on light volume Thus far, 236,799 shares of Priceline.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 672,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $787.00-$801.89 after having opened the day at $794.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $795.50.

priceline.com Incorporated operates as a online travel company. Priceline.com has a market cap of $40.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 28.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Priceline.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Priceline.com as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, robust revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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 Priceline.com 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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