3 Diversified Services Stocks Dragging The Industry Down

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 52 points (0.3%) at 15,523 as of Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,945 issues advancing vs. 956 declining with 122 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Computer Sciences Corporation ( CSC), down 3.6%, and Moody's Corporation ( MCO), down 0.9%. Top gainers within the industry include WageWorks ( WAGE), up 21.1%, Quad/Graphics ( QUAD), up 5.8%, Amerco ( UHAL), up 5.5%, Zillow ( Z), up 4.6% and New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), up 4.2%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. FTI Consulting ( FCN) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, FTI Consulting is down $3.36 (-9.0%) to $33.83 on heavy volume. Thus far, 760,938 shares of FTI Consulting exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 223,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.37-$35.18 after having opened the day at $34.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.19.

FTI Consulting, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a business advisory firm enabling organizations to protect enterprise values in complex economic, legal, and regulatory, environments worldwide. FTI Consulting has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 12.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate FTI Consulting a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates FTI Consulting as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full FTI Consulting Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Atlas Resource Partners ( ARP) is down $2.64 (-11.3%) to $20.65 on light volume. Thus far, 228,784 shares of Atlas Resource Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 659,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.05-$21.05 after having opened the day at $21.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.29.

Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. engages in the production of natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids in basins across the United States. The company operates through three segments: Gas and Oil Production, Well Construction and Completion, and Other Partnership Management. Atlas Resource Partners has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 6.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Atlas Resource Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Atlas Resource Partners as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been very high debt management risk by most measures. Get the full Atlas Resource Partners Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Qiagen ( QGEN) is down $0.25 (-1.1%) to $21.53 on average volume. Thus far, 426,924 shares of Qiagen exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 761,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.47-$21.63 after having opened the day at $21.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.78.

QIAGEN N.V., through its subsidiaries, provides sample and assay technologies worldwide. Qiagen has a market cap of $5.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 17.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Qiagen a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Qiagen as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Qiagen 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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