5 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Diversified Services Industry

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 54 points (-0.3%) at 16,409 as of Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,224 issues advancing vs. 1,713 declining with 144 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include TAL International Group ( TAL), down 4.3%, Rent-A-Center ( RCII), down 2.9%, TAL Education Group ( XRS), down 2.8%, Shutterstock ( SSTK), down 2.7% and Textainer Group Holdings ( TGH), down 2.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Mistras Group ( MG), up 6.2%, CACI International ( CACI), up 3.8%, Maximus ( MMS), up 3.2%, Alliance Data Systems Corporation ( ADS), up 1.0% and CoStar Group ( CSGP), up 0.7%.

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 $0.35 (-0.8%) to $40.75 on light volume. Thus far, 159,501 shares of Robert Half International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 875,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.66-$41.28 after having opened the day at $41.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.10.

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 $5.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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 the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Robert Half International Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, ManpowerGroup ( MAN) is down $0.61 (-0.7%) to $85.49 on light volume. Thus far, 187,089 shares of ManpowerGroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 647,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $85.23-$86.80 after having opened the day at $86.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $86.10.

ManpowerGroup Inc. provides workforce solutions and services. ManpowerGroup has a market cap of $6.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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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3. As of noon trading, Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT) is down $1.09 (-0.9%) to $116.71 on light volume. Thus far, 243,455 shares of Fleetcor Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 789,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $116.17-$119.38 after having opened the day at $117.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $117.80.

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. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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. 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 Fleetcor Technologies Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, YY ( YY) is down $0.78 (-1.2%) to $62.60 on average volume. Thus far, 815,940 shares of YY exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.55-$64.28 after having opened the day at $63.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.38.

YY Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates an online social platform in the People's Republic of China. It provides YY Client, a personal computer based user software that offers real-time access to user-created online social activities groups. YY has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate YY a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates YY as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, notable return on equity and robust revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full YY Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, SBA Communications ( SBAC) is down $0.65 (-0.7%) to $88.39 on light volume. Thus far, 247,924 shares of SBA Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $88.21-$89.39 after having opened the day at $89.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $89.04.

SBA Communications Corporation owns and operates wireless communications towers in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, and Brazil. SBA Communications has a market cap of $11.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 0.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate SBA Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SBA Communications as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full SBA Communications 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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