5 Stocks Dragging In The Diversified Services Industry

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 4 points (0.0%) at 15,077 as of Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 933 issues advancing vs. 2,036 declining with 90 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was Zillow ( Z), up 4.5%. A company within the industry that increased today was MasterCard Incorporated ( MA), up 0.8%.

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

5. H&R Block ( HRB) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, H&R Block is down $0.30 (-1.0%) to $29.38 on light volume. Thus far, 428,026 shares of H&R Block exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.34-$29.59 after having opened the day at $29.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.68.

H&R Block, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides tax preparation and related services to the general public in the United States, Canada, and Australia. H&R Block has a market cap of $8.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 59.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate H&R Block a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates H&R Block 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. 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 H&R Block Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Western Union Company ( WU) is down $0.25 (-1.4%) to $18.00 on light volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Western Union Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.98-$18.28 after having opened the day at $18.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.25.

The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business, and Business Solutions. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment offers cash money transfer services involving walk-in agent locations. Western Union Company has a market cap of $10.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 34.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Western Union Company a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Western Union Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Western Union Company Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Tyco International ( TYC) is down $0.35 (-1.0%) to $33.91 on light volume. Thus far, 907,739 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 $33.89-$34.28 after having opened the day at $34.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.26.

Tyco International Ltd. provides security, fire detection, suppression, and life safety products and services worldwide. Tyco International has a market cap of $15.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 17.1% 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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2. As of noon trading, Alliance Data Systems Corporation ( ADS) is down $1.31 (-0.7%) to $201.24 on light volume. Thus far, 120,511 shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 799,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $200.75-$203.10 after having opened the day at $201.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $202.55.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation provides marketing and loyalty solutions primarily in North America. The company operates in three segments: LoyaltyOne, Epsilon, and Private Label Services and Credit. Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a market cap of $9.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 39.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Alliance Data Systems Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Alliance Data Systems Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and solid stock price performance. 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 Alliance Data Systems Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ) is down $0.20 (-0.8%) to $24.46 on light volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.41-$24.70 after having opened the day at $24.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.66.

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 $9.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 51.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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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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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