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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4. As of noon trading, Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances ( ULTA) is down $2.21 (-2.4%) to $91.55 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 707,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $91.00-$93.80 after having opened the day at $93.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.76.

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. operates specialty retail stores in the United States. Its stores offer cosmetics, fragrance, haircare, and skincare products, as well as related accessories and services. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances has a market cap of $7.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 38.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances 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, expanding profit margins, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Moody's Corporation ( MCO) is down $0.42 (-0.6%) to $73.50 on light volume. Thus far, 305,359 shares of Moody's Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 908,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.07-$74.30 after having opened the day at $74.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.92.

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 $15.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 43.9% 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, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, 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 Moody's Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, McGraw Hill Financial ( MHFI) is down $0.39 (-0.5%) to $74.34 on average volume. Thus far, 464,217 shares of McGraw Hill Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.12-$75.32 after having opened the day at $74.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.73.

McGraw Hill Financial, Inc., a financial intelligence company, provides credit ratings, benchmarks, and analytics to capital and commodity markets worldwide. McGraw Hill Financial has a market cap of $20.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 36.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate McGraw Hill Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates McGraw Hill Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full McGraw Hill Financial Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, ADT Corporation ( ADT) is down $0.38 (-0.9%) to $40.14 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of ADT Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.75-$40.94 after having opened the day at $40.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.52.

The ADT Corporation provides electronic security, interactive home and business automation, and related monitoring services under the ADT, ADT Pulse, and Companion Service brands to residential and small business customers in the United States and Canada. ADT Corporation has a market cap of $8.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 12.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate ADT Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ADT Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's net income has been quite unimpressive. Get the full ADT 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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