5 Stocks Pulling The Diversified Services Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 62 points (-0.4%) at 15,060 as of Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 760 issues advancing vs. 2,254 declining with 88 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.47 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.61. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Avis Budget Group ( CAR), down 2.51, Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS), down 1.08 and Verisk Analytics ( VRSK), down 1.09.

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

5. H&R Block ( HRB) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, H&R Block is down $0.43 (-1.5%) to $28.97 on light volume Thus far, 1.0 million shares of H&R Block exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.84-$29.52 after having opened the day at $29.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.40.

H&R Block, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of tax preparation and related services to the general public in the United States, Canada, and Australia. H&R Block has a market cap of $8.1 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 58.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate H&R Block a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates H&R Block as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full H&R Block Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Moody's Corporation ( MCO) is down $1.51 (-2.4%) to $62.01 on average volume Thus far, 958,757 shares of Moody's Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.95-$64.29 after having opened the day at $64.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.52.

Moody's Corporation provides credit ratings; and credit, capital markets, and economic related research, data, and analytical tools worldwide. Moody's Corporation has a market cap of $14.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 26.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Moody's Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Moody's Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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 Moody's Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Tyco International ( TYC) is down $0.53 (-1.6%) to $33.18 on average volume Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Tyco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.13-$33.91 after having opened the day at $33.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.71.

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 $16.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 15.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Tyco International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ) is down $0.92 (-3.6%) to $24.74 on average volume Thus far, 3.5 million shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.72-$26.01 after having opened the day at $25.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.66.

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 $10.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 57.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 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 $8.14 (-1.0%) to $805.28 on average volume Thus far, 328,959 shares of Priceline.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 681,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $802.67-$821.58 after having opened the day at $821.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $813.42.

priceline.com Incorporated operates as a online travel company. Priceline.com has a market cap of $41.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 32.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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 3 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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