5 Stocks Pushing The Diversified Services Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 39 points (-0.2%) at 16,431 as of Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,317 issues advancing vs. 1,618 declining with 151 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include WEX ( WEX), down 2.2%, CoStar Group ( CSGP), down 1.6%, Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances ( ULTA), down 1.5%, Graham Holdings ( GHC), down 1.5% and Computer Sciences Corporation ( CSC), down 1.1%.

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

5. H&R Block ( HRB) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, H&R Block is down $0.72 (-2.5%) to $28.56 on average volume. Thus far, 944,571 shares of H&R Block exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.54-$29.41 after having opened the day at $29.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.28.

H&R Block, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides tax preparation and related services to the general public in the United States, Canada, and Australia. H&R Block has a market cap of $8.1 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.7, equal to the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate H&R Block a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates H&R Block as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full H&R Block Ratings Report now.

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