5 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 31 points (0.2%) at 16,096 as of Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,434 issues advancing vs. 1,496 declining with 119 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include ADT Corporation ( ADT), down 6.9%, and H&R Block ( HRB), down 1.0%. Top gainers within the industry include Giant Interactive Group ( GA), up 11.9%, Green Dot ( GDOT), up 7.0% and SBA Communications ( SBAC), up 0.5%.

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

5. New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I is down $0.47 (-1.6%) to $29.12 on light volume. Thus far, 288,208 shares of New Oriental Education & Technology Group I exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.97-$29.78 after having opened the day at $29.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.59.

New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. provides private educational services primarily in the People's Republic of China (PRC). New Oriental Education & Technology Group I has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 52.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate New Oriental Education & Technology Group I a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates 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, 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 New Oriental Education & Technology Group I Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, URS Corporation ( URS) is down $0.76 (-1.4%) to $52.67 on light volume. Thus far, 156,145 shares of URS Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 751,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.51-$53.68 after having opened the day at $53.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.43.

URS Corporation provides engineering, construction, and technical services to public agencies and private sector clients worldwide. URS Corporation has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 36.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate URS Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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

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3. As of noon trading, Jacobs Engineering Group ( JEC) is down $0.51 (-0.8%) to $59.58 on average volume. Thus far, 338,966 shares of Jacobs Engineering Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 811,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.25-$60.26 after having opened the day at $60.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.09.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. provides technical, professional, and construction services to various industrial, commercial, and governmental clients worldwide. Jacobs Engineering Group has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 41.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Jacobs Engineering Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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

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2. As of noon trading, Mercadolibre ( MELI) is down $2.46 (-2.2%) to $109.92 on average volume. Thus far, 269,559 shares of Mercadolibre exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 544,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $109.01-$114.54 after having opened the day at $112.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $112.38.

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 $5.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 47.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 44.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Mercadolibre a buy, 2 analysts rate 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, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Mercadolibre Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Moody's Corporation ( MCO) is down $0.65 (-0.9%) to $74.83 on light volume. Thus far, 240,766 shares of Moody's Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 940,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.81-$75.89 after having opened the day at $75.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.48.

Moody's Corporation provides credit ratings; and credit, capital markets, and economic related research, data, and analytical tools worldwide. Moody's Corporation has a market cap of $16.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 50.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Moody's Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Moody's Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. 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 Moody's Corporation 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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