4 Stocks Dragging In The Diversified Services Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 15 points (0.1%) at 15,558 as of Monday, July 22, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,691 issues advancing vs. 1,251 declining with 101 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%.

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

4. 51job ( JOBS) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, 51job is down $1.79 (-2.7%) to $65.14 on light volume. Thus far, 20,400 shares of 51job exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 77,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.00-$67.21 after having opened the day at $66.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.93.

51job, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides integrated human resource services in China. 51job has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 40.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate 51job a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates 51job as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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 51job Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, ManpowerGroup ( MAN) is down $0.91 (-1.4%) to $64.78 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of ManpowerGroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 527,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.61-$65.24 after having opened the day at $65.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.69.

ManpowerGroup Inc. provides workforce solutions and services. ManpowerGroup has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 54.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate ManpowerGroup a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ManpowerGroup as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full ManpowerGroup Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU) is down $0.59 (-2.6%) to $22.21 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of New Oriental Education & Technology Group I exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.92-$22.85 after having opened the day at $22.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.80.

New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. provides private educational services primarily in China. New Oriental Education & Technology Group I has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 17.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including premium valuation and disappointing return on equity. Get the full New Oriental Education & Technology Group I Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Robert Half International ( RHI) is down $0.48 (-1.3%) to $35.98 on average volume. Thus far, 768,594 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 $35.89-$36.48 after having opened the day at $36.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.46.

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 $5.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 14.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 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 solid stock price performance, 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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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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