WTW, CXW, ATHN, MYGN And FLT, Pushing Diversified Services Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 44 points (0.3%) at 15,464 as of Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,183 issues advancing vs. 1,800 declining with 78 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Education Management Corporation ( EDMC), down 3.5%, Geo Group ( GEO), down 2.9%, Amerco ( UHAL), down 0.8% and Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include Digital Generation ( DGIT), up 26.9%, Portfolio Recovery Associates ( PRAA), up 2.2%, VCA Antech ( WOOF), up 2.4%, Infoblox ( BLOX), up 2.1% and Maximus ( MMS), up 1.9%.

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

5. Weight Watchers International ( WTW) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Weight Watchers International is down $0.65 (-1.8%) to $36.38 on average volume. Thus far, 221,029 shares of Weight Watchers International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 557,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.31-$37.13 after having opened the day at $36.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.03.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. provides weight management services in North America, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and internationally. It offers a range of products and services comprising nutritional, exercise, and behavioral tools and approaches. Weight Watchers International has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 29.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Weight Watchers International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Weight Watchers International as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Weight Watchers International Ratings Report now.

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