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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2. As of noon trading, McGraw Hill Financial ( MHFI) is down $0.51 (-0.7%) to $77.05 on average volume. Thus far, 549,615 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 $75.59-$77.45 after having opened the day at $77.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.56.

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 $20.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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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1. As of noon trading, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ) is down $0.45 (-1.6%) to $26.86 on average volume. Thus far, 4.9 million shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.72-$27.39 after having opened the day at $26.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.31.

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, offers car and equipment rental businesses worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Car Rental and Equipment Rental. Hertz Global Holdings has a market cap of $12.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 39.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Hertz Global Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hertz Global Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Hertz Global Holdings 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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