4 Stocks Pushing The Diversified Services 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 5 points (0.0%) at 16,485 as of Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,370 issues advancing vs. 1,569 declining with 149 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Education Management Corporation ( EDMC), down 3.6%, Zillow ( Z), down 3.5%, AthenaHealth ( ATHN), down 1.3%, H&R Block ( HRB), down 1.1% and Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), down 0.5%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. WageWorks ( WAGE) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, WageWorks is down $1.77 (-2.8%) to $60.62 on light volume. Thus far, 60,936 shares of WageWorks exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 348,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.25-$62.58 after having opened the day at $62.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.39.

WageWorks, Inc. provides tax-advantaged programs for consumer-directed health, commuter, and other employee spending account benefits (CDBs) in the United States. WageWorks has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 250.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate WageWorks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates WageWorks as a hold. 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 and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, premium valuation and weak operating cash flow. Get the full WageWorks Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Financial Engines ( FNGN) is down $1.25 (-1.8%) to $69.17 on light volume. Thus far, 65,164 shares of Financial Engines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 356,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $69.17-$71.08 after having opened the day at $70.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.42.

Financial Engines, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides independent, technology-enabled portfolio management services, investment advice, and retirement income services to participants in employer-sponsored defined contribution plans. Financial Engines has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 153.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Financial Engines a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Financial Engines 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, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. 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 Financial Engines Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT) is down $2.15 (-1.8%) to $116.38 on light volume. Thus far, 114,856 shares of Fleetcor Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 806,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $116.34-$118.88 after having opened the day at $118.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $118.53.

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 $9.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 120.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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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1. As of noon trading, Priceline.com ( PCLN) is down $6.88 (-0.6%) to $1,182.98 on light volume. Thus far, 141,954 shares of Priceline.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 624,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $1,181.56-$1,191.74 after having opened the day at $1,191.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1,189.85.

priceline.com Incorporated operates as a online travel company. Priceline.com has a market cap of $60.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 91.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Priceline.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Priceline.com as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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 Priceline.com Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 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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