MCO, TYC And MA, 3 Diversified Services Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 23 points (-0.1%) at 15,403 as of Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,506 issues advancing vs. 1,423 declining with 115 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT), down 1.4%, and Priceline.com ( PCLN), down 0.8%. A company within the industry that increased today was Mercadolibre ( MELI), up 1.7%.

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

3. 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 $0.40 (-0.6%) to $69.18 on light volume. Thus far, 160,241 shares of Moody's Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $69.01-$69.81 after having opened the day at $69.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.58.

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 $15.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 38.3% 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 robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Moody's Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Tyco International ( TYC) is down $0.28 (-0.8%) to $34.88 on light volume. Thus far, 678,974 shares of Tyco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.85-$35.12 after having opened the day at $34.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.16.

Tyco International Ltd. provides security, fire detection, suppression, and life safety products and services worldwide. Tyco International has a market cap of $16.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 20.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Tyco International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tyco International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Tyco International Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, MasterCard Incorporated ( MA) is down $8.50 (-1.3%) to $629.46 on average volume. Thus far, 321,377 shares of MasterCard Incorporated exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 691,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $629.26-$639.61 after having opened the day at $639.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $637.96.

MasterCard Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides transaction processing and other payment-related services in the United States and internationally. MasterCard Incorporated has a market cap of $74.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 29.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 18 analysts that rate MasterCard Incorporated a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates MasterCard Incorporated as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its 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 is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full MasterCard Incorporated Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 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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