4 Stocks Pulling The Diversified Services Industry Downward

Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 19 points (-0.1%) at 15,282 as of Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,222 issues advancing vs. 1,685 declining with 126 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Portfolio Recovery Associates ( PRAA), down 5.0%, Moody's Corporation ( MCO), down 1.2%, Priceline.com ( PCLN), down 0.8% and Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include Giant Interactive Group ( GA), up 4.5%, VCA Antech ( WOOF), up 3.8%, Stantec ( STN), up 2.3%, AthenaHealth ( ATHN), up 2.1% and Team Health Holdings ( TMH), up 1.9%.

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

4. GATX ( GMT) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, GATX is down $1.20 (-2.5%) to $45.83 on heavy volume. Thus far, 228,571 shares of GATX exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 281,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.57-$46.80 after having opened the day at $46.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.03.

GATX Corporation leases, operates, manages, and remarkets assets in the rail and marine markets in North America and internationally. The company operates in four segments: Rail North America, Rail International, American Steamship Company (ASC), and Portfolio Management. GATX has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 6.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate GATX a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates GATX as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year, 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 GATX Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Jacobs Engineering Group ( JEC) is down $0.34 (-0.6%) to $55.64 on light volume. Thus far, 174,961 shares of Jacobs Engineering Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 893,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.25-$56.18 after having opened the day at $55.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.98.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. provides technical, professional, and construction services to various industrial, commercial, and governmental clients worldwide. Jacobs Engineering Group has a market cap of $7.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 29.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Jacobs Engineering Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Jacobs Engineering Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Jacobs Engineering Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Mercadolibre ( MELI) is down $1.59 (-1.4%) to $108.83 on average volume. Thus far, 246,512 shares of Mercadolibre exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 596,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $108.50-$111.23 after having opened the day at $110.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $110.42.

MercadoLibre, Inc. hosts online commerce platforms in Latin America. Its services are designed to provide users with mechanisms for buying, selling, paying, collecting, generating leads, and comparing listings through e-commerce transactions. Mercadolibre has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 35.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Mercadolibre a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mercadolibre 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, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Mercadolibre Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Western Union Company ( WU) is down $0.15 (-0.9%) to $17.06 on average volume. Thus far, 3.8 million shares of Western Union Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.95-$17.22 after having opened the day at $17.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.21.

The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business, and Business Solutions. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment offers cash money transfer services involving walk-in agent locations. Western Union Company has a market cap of $9.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 26.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Western Union Company a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Western Union Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Western Union Company 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).

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