5 Diversified Services Stocks Dragging The Industry Down

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 90 points (-0.6%) at 15,522 as of Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 580 issues advancing vs. 2,389 declining with 97 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Checkpoint Systems ( CKP), down 15.2%, AECOM Technology Corporation ( ACM), down 13.7%, Atlas Resource Partners ( ARP), down 9.0%, URS Corporation ( URS), down 3.4% and Mercadolibre ( MELI), down 2.5%.

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

5. ManpowerGroup ( MAN) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, ManpowerGroup is down $1.58 (-2.3%) to $67.40 on average volume. Thus far, 307,444 shares of ManpowerGroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 544,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $66.95-$68.34 after having opened the day at $68.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $68.98.

ManpowerGroup Inc. provides workforce solutions and services. ManpowerGroup has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 62.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate ManpowerGroup a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 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, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full ManpowerGroup Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU) is down $0.79 (-3.5%) to $21.98 on average volume. Thus far, 959,195 shares of New Oriental Education & Technology Group I exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.91-$22.77 after having opened the day at $22.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.77.

New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. provides private educational services primarily in China. New Oriental Education & Technology Group I has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 17.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 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 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, increase in net income, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. 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 New Oriental Education & Technology Group I Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Jacobs Engineering Group ( JEC) is down $1.26 (-2.1%) to $59.97 on average volume. Thus far, 532,227 shares of Jacobs Engineering Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 809,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.65-$61.06 after having opened the day at $61.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.23.

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 $8.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 43.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Jacobs Engineering Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. 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, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ) is down $0.39 (-1.6%) to $24.44 on average volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.34-$25.06 after having opened the day at $24.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.83.

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 $10.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 52.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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, Visa ( V) is down $1.00 (-0.5%) to $183.54 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.8 million shares of Visa exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $180.85-$184.31 after having opened the day at $184.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $184.54.

Visa Inc., a payments technology company, engages in the operation of retail electronic payments network worldwide. It facilitates commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses, and government entities. Visa has a market cap of $94.7 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 21.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 21 analysts that rate Visa a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Visa as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. 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 Visa 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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