RHI, GPN, MAN, MELI And FLT, 5 Diversified Services Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 22 points (0.1%) at 15,897 as of Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,497 issues advancing vs. 1,411 declining with 169 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include AerCap Holdings N.V ( AER), down 3.1%, Aaron's ( AAN), down 2.0%, Stantec ( STN), down 1.7%, Team Health Holdings ( TMH), down 1.6% and Air Lease ( AL), down 1.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Qiagen ( QGEN), up 2.2%, Shutterstock ( SSTK), up 1.6%, Zillow ( Z), up 1.5%, Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances ( ULTA), up 1.4% and Financial Engines ( FNGN), up 1.0%.

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

5. Robert Half International ( RHI) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Robert Half International is down $0.71 (-1.8%) to $39.82 on average volume. Thus far, 397,956 shares of Robert Half International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 858,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.82-$40.64 after having opened the day at $40.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.53.

Robert Half International Inc. provides staffing and risk consulting services in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Robert Half International has a market cap of $5.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 25.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Robert Half International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Robert Half International 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, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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 Robert Half International Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Global Payments ( GPN) is down $1.11 (-1.8%) to $62.25 on light volume. Thus far, 279,869 shares of Global Payments exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 874,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.93-$62.45 after having opened the day at $62.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.36.

Global Payments Inc. provides electronic payments transaction processing services worldwide. The company serves as the processing intermediary between the merchant, the credit and debit networks, and the financial institutions that issue cards. Global Payments has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 39.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Global Payments a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Global Payments as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Global Payments Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, ManpowerGroup ( MAN) is down $0.74 (-0.9%) to $83.21 on light volume. Thus far, 132,748 shares of ManpowerGroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 686,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $83.20-$84.19 after having opened the day at $84.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $83.95.

ManpowerGroup Inc. provides workforce solutions and services. ManpowerGroup has a market cap of $6.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 97.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate ManpowerGroup a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ManpowerGroup as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full ManpowerGroup Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Mercadolibre ( MELI) is down $2.54 (-2.4%) to $101.77 on average volume. Thus far, 265,475 shares of Mercadolibre exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 584,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $101.34-$104.51 after having opened the day at $103.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $104.31.

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 $4.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 42.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 32.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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, Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT) is down $0.85 (-0.7%) to $117.30 on light volume. Thus far, 111,296 shares of Fleetcor Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 815,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $117.15-$119.42 after having opened the day at $118.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $118.15.

FleetCor Technologies, Inc. provides fuel cards and workforce payment products and services to businesses, commercial fleets, oil companies, petroleum marketers, and government entities in North America, Latin America, and Europe. Fleetcor Technologies has a market cap of $9.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 121.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Fleetcor Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fleetcor Technologies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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 Fleetcor Technologies 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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