5 Stocks Pushing The Diversified Services Industry Downward

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 53 points (-0.3%) at 16,478 as of Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,242 issues advancing vs. 1,672 declining with 178 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Graham Holdings ( GHC), down 1.1%, and Paychex ( PAYX), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include Team ( TISI), up 10.9%, DeVry Education Group ( DV), up 5.1%, TAL Education Group ( XRS), up 5.1%, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), up 4.0% and 51job ( JOBS), up 2.6%.

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

5. TAL International Group ( TAL) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, TAL International Group is down $1.80 (-3.4%) to $51.29 on heavy volume. Thus far, 565,788 shares of TAL International Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 402,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.03-$53.00 after having opened the day at $52.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.09.

TAL International Group, Inc. engages in leasing intermodal containers and chassis worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Equipment Leasing and Equipment Trading. TAL International Group has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 7.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate TAL International Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates TAL International Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. 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 TAL International Group Ratings Report now.

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