3 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Diversified Services Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 108 points (0.7%) at 14,942 as of Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,111 issues advancing vs. 816 declining with 96 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.3%. Top gainers within the industry include Financial Engines ( FNGN), up 4.7%, Cardtronics ( CATM), up 4.0%, Weight Watchers International ( WTW), up 3.4%, Zillow ( Z), up 3.2% and Portfolio Recovery Associates ( PRAA), up 2.7%.

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

3. 51job ( JOBS) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, 51job is down $1.60 (-2.4%) to $65.10 on light volume. Thus far, 16,993 shares of 51job exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 65,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.95-$66.63 after having opened the day at $66.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.70.

51job, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides integrated human resource services in China. 51Job has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 34.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates 51job a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates 51job 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, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full 51job Ratings Report now.

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