4 Stocks Dragging The 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 70 points (0.5%) at 14,846 as of Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,865 issues advancing vs. 1,062 declining with 104 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include 51job ( JOBS), up 3.9%, Shutterfly ( SFLY), up 3.0%, AthenaHealth ( ATHN), up 1.9%, Jacobs Engineering Group ( JEC), up 0.9% and MasterCard Incorporated ( MA), up 0.8%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. Qiagen ( QGEN) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Qiagen is down $0.24 (-1.2%) to $20.26 on average volume. Thus far, 366,948 shares of Qiagen exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 742,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.21-$20.34 after having opened the day at $20.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.50.

QIAGEN N.V., through its subsidiaries, provides sample and assay technologies worldwide. Qiagen has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 15.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Qiagen a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. 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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3. As of noon trading, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU) is down $0.68 (-3.0%) to $21.70 on light volume. Thus far, 282,709 shares of New Oriental Education & Technology Group I exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.66-$22.41 after having opened the day at $22.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.38.

New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. provides private educational services primarily in China. New Oriental Education & Technology Group I has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 15.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate New Oriental Education & Technology Group I a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates New Oriental Education & Technology Group I as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in net income, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. 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 New Oriental Education & Technology Group I Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, SAIC ( SAI) is down $0.22 (-1.4%) to $15.11 on light volume. Thus far, 837,895 shares of SAIC exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.10-$15.33 after having opened the day at $15.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.33.

SAIC, Inc. provides scientific, engineering, systems integration, and technical services and solutions in the areas of defense, health, energy, infrastructure, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and cybersecurity to agencies of the U.S. SAIC has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 35.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate SAIC a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SAIC as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full SAIC Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ) is down $0.14 (-0.6%) to $24.16 on average volume. Thus far, 3.2 million shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.86-$24.28 after having opened the day at $24.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.30.

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 $10.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 49.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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 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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