3 Stocks Pulling The Diversified Services Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 119 points (0.7%) at 16,493 as of Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,941 issues advancing vs. 990 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. A company within the industry that fell today was Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances ( ULTA), up 5.0%. Top gainers within the industry include Robert Half International ( RHI), up 4.4%, Total System Services ( TSS), up 1.6%, Jacobs Engineering Group ( JEC), up 1.4%, SBA Communications ( SBAC), up 0.8% and Visa ( V), up 0.6%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Fleetcor Technologies is down $3.36 (-3.0%) to $110.02 on average volume. Thus far, 563,772 shares of Fleetcor Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 783,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $109.90-$113.58 after having opened the day at $113.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $113.38.

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 $9.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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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