5 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 14 points (0.1%) at 16,456 as of Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,718 issues advancing vs. 1,181 declining with 172 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Synnex Corporation ( SNX), down 3.9%, AerCap Holdings N.V ( AER), down 3.2%, DeVry Education Group ( DV), down 2.3%, Genpact ( G), down 1.6% and New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), down 1.4%. Top gainers within the industry include Team Health Holdings ( TMH), up 3.9%, Financial Engines ( FNGN), up 1.6%, Shutterstock ( SSTK), up 1.5%, Graham Holdings ( GHC), up 1.5% and Global Payments ( GPN), up 1.4%.

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

5. McGraw Hill Financial ( MHFI) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, McGraw Hill Financial is down $0.39 (-0.5%) to $77.36 on light volume. Thus far, 319,802 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 $76.96-$77.88 after having opened the day at $77.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.75.

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 $21.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 0.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate McGraw Hill Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates 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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4. As of noon trading, Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT) is down $0.93 (-0.8%) to $117.45 on light volume. Thus far, 209,051 shares of Fleetcor Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 806,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $117.25-$118.56 after having opened the day at $118.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $118.38.

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 $9.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 1.0% 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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3. As of noon trading, Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances ( ULTA) is down $1.03 (-1.1%) to $94.88 on light volume. Thus far, 264,526 shares of Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $94.78-$97.03 after having opened the day at $95.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $95.91.

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 $6.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 0.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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 has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Tyco International ( TYC) is down $0.24 (-0.6%) to $40.42 on light volume. Thus far, 984,028 shares of Tyco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.30-$40.87 after having opened the day at $40.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.66.

Tyco International Ltd. provides security, fire detection, suppression, and life safety products and services worldwide. Tyco International has a market cap of $19.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 0.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Tyco International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tyco International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full Tyco International Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Priceline.com ( PCLN) is down $7.17 (-0.6%) to $1,138.27 on light volume. Thus far, 204,750 shares of Priceline.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 607,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $1,137.00-$1,152.69 after having opened the day at $1,147.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1,145.44.

priceline.com Incorporated operates as a online travel company. Priceline.com has a market cap of $59.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 1.5% 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 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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