RHI, EDU, MCO And TYC, 4 Diversified Services Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 66 points (0.4%) at 14,999 as of Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 12:51 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,256 issues advancing vs. 1,690 declining with 89 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was Visa ( V), up 0.9%.

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

4. Robert Half International ( RHI) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Robert Half International is down $1.65 (-5.0%) to $31.65 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.4 million shares of Robert Half International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.64-$32.08 after having opened the day at $31.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.30.

Robert Half International Inc. provides staffing and risk consulting services in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Robert Half International has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 4.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Robert Half International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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

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3. As of noon trading, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU) is down $0.47 (-2.1%) to $21.63 on light volume. Thus far, 689,720 shares of New Oriental Education & Technology Group I exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.51-$22.05 after having opened the day at $21.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.10.

New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. provides private educational services primarily in China. New Oriental Education & Technology Group I has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 13.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate New Oriental Education & Technology Group I a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates New Oriental Education & Technology Group I 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 increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full New Oriental Education & Technology Group I Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Moody's Corporation ( MCO) is down $0.47 (-0.8%) to $59.98 on light volume. Thus far, 518,035 shares of Moody's Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.69-$60.52 after having opened the day at $60.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.45.

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 $13.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 21.8% 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 5 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, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, 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 Moody's Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Tyco International ( TYC) is down $0.29 (-0.8%) to $34.12 on light volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Tyco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.94-$34.32 after having opened the day at $34.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.41.

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 17.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Tyco International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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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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).

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