5 Stocks Dragging The Diversified Services Industry Downward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 32 points (-0.2%) at 15,645 as of Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,343 issues advancing vs. 1,599 declining with 112 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was Amerco ( UHAL), up 1.3%. Top gainers within the industry include Giant Interactive Group ( GA), up 3.1%, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), up 0.9%, SBA Communications ( SBAC), up 0.6% and Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS), up 0.5%.

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

5. CoStar Group ( CSGP) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, CoStar Group is down $1.36 (-0.8%) to $168.73 on light volume. Thus far, 26,008 shares of CoStar Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 116,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $168.64-$170.90 after having opened the day at $169.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $170.09.

CoStar Group, Inc. provides information, analytics, and marketing services to the commercial real estate industry in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France. CoStar Group has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 89.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate CoStar Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CoStar Group 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, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full CoStar Group Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company ( RRD) is down $0.27 (-1.7%) to $15.96 on light volume. Thus far, 567,160 shares of R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.96-$16.29 after having opened the day at $16.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.23.

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company provides integrated communication solutions to private and public sectors worldwide. R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 80.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, SAIC ( SAI) is down $0.18 (-1.1%) to $15.22 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of SAIC exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.21-$15.47 after having opened the day at $15.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.39.

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 36.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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 largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity 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 SAIC Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Fiserv ( FISV) is down $0.60 (-0.6%) to $102.35 on light volume. Thus far, 127,429 shares of Fiserv exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 548,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $102.02-$103.21 after having opened the day at $103.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $102.95.

Fiserv, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services technology worldwide. Fiserv has a market cap of $13.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 29.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Fiserv a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fiserv as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, 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 Fiserv Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Mercadolibre ( MELI) is down $0.77 (-0.6%) to $128.10 on average volume. Thus far, 224,866 shares of Mercadolibre exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 492,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $128.05-$130.49 after having opened the day at $128.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $128.87.

MercadoLibre, Inc. hosts online commerce platforms in Latin America. Its services are designed to provide users with mechanisms for buying, selling, paying, collecting, generating leads, and comparing listings through e-commerce transactions. Mercadolibre has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 62.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Mercadolibre a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mercadolibre 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, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Mercadolibre Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 4 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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