MCO, SBAC, HTZ, MA And PCLN, Pushing Diversified Services Industry Downward

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 18 points (0.1%) at 15,482 as of Monday, July 15, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,893 issues advancing vs. 1,042 declining with 108 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Mercadolibre ( MELI), down 3.5%, H&R Block ( HRB), down 1.1%, Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances ( ULTA), down 1.0%, Verisk Analytics ( VRSK), down 0.9% and Paychex ( PAYX), down 0.5%. Top gainers within the industry include RPX ( RPXC), up 6.2%, Zillow ( Z), up 2.9% and AthenaHealth ( ATHN), up 1.6%.

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

5. Moody's Corporation ( MCO) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Moody's Corporation is down $0.45 (-0.7%) to $60.59 on light volume. Thus far, 613,117 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 $60.39-$61.20 after having opened the day at $61.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.04.

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 21.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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, 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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