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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