5 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 14 points (0.1%) at 16,024 as of Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,437 issues advancing vs. 1,443 declining with 136 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%.

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

5. Aaron's ( AAN) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Aaron's is down $0.73 (-2.5%) to $28.82 on average volume. Thus far, 316,952 shares of Aaron's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 775,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.82-$29.59 after having opened the day at $29.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.55.

Aaron's, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, computers, residential furniture, household appliances, and accessories in the United States and Canada. The company operates in four segments: Sales and Lease Ownership, Franchise, HomeSmart, and Manufacturing. Aaron's has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Aaron's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Aaron's 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, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Aaron's Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Corrections Corporation of America ( CXW) is down $0.64 (-1.9%) to $33.86 on average volume. Thus far, 509,019 shares of Corrections Corporation of America exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 874,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.73-$34.33 after having opened the day at $34.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.50.

Corrections Corporation of America, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates privatized correctional and detention facilities in the United States. Corrections Corporation of America has a market cap of $4.1 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Corrections Corporation of America a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Corrections Corporation of America as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Corrections Corporation of America Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Computer Sciences Corporation ( CSC) is down $0.67 (-1.2%) to $53.18 on light volume. Thus far, 198,380 shares of Computer Sciences Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.18-$53.78 after having opened the day at $53.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.85.

Computer Sciences Corporation provides information technology (IT) and professional services and solutions in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Computer Sciences Corporation has a market cap of $7.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 32.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Computer Sciences Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Computer Sciences Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Computer Sciences Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, H&R Block ( HRB) is down $0.26 (-0.9%) to $28.64 on light volume. Thus far, 245,768 shares of H&R Block exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.64-$28.94 after having opened the day at $28.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.90.

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 $7.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 55.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate H&R Block a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none 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, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full H&R Block Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, SBA Communications ( SBAC) is down $1.24 (-1.4%) to $84.24 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of SBA Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $83.97-$85.92 after having opened the day at $85.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $85.48.

SBA Communications Corporation owns and operates wireless communications towers in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, and Brazil. SBA Communications has a market cap of $11.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 20.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate SBA Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SBA Communications as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full SBA Communications 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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