5 Stocks Pushing 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 15 points (0.1%) at 16,035 as of Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,480 issues advancing vs. 1,397 declining with 175 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Graham Holdings ( GHC), down 2.2%, Washington Post Company ( WPO), down 2.1%, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), down 1.8%, Verisk Analytics ( VRSK), down 1.1% and Fiserv ( FISV), down 0.7%.

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

5. Computer Sciences Corporation ( CSC) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Computer Sciences Corporation is down $0.58 (-1.1%) to $53.51 on light volume. Thus far, 318,074 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 $53.46-$54.14 after having opened the day at $54.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.09.

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 32.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 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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