5 Stocks Pushing The Diversified Services Industry Downward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 125 points (-0.8%) at 16,333 as of Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,733 issues advancing vs. 1,234 declining with 157 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances ( ULTA), down 3.3%, Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT), down 3.0%, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), down 2.2%, CoStar Group ( CSGP), down 1.9% and H&R Block ( HRB), down 1.3%. A company within the industry that increased today was Priceline.com ( PCLN), up 0.9%.

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

5. Tyco International ( TYC) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Tyco International is down $0.24 (-0.6%) to $41.14 on light volume. Thus far, 903,678 shares of Tyco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.14-$42.08 after having opened the day at $41.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.38.

Tyco International Ltd. provides security, fire detection, suppression, and life safety products and services worldwide. Tyco International has a market cap of $19.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.0, above 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 6 analysts that rate Tyco International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tyco International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full Tyco International Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, YY ( YY) is down $3.73 (-5.2%) to $67.67 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of YY exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $66.40-$72.50 after having opened the day at $72.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $71.40.

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 $3.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 246.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 42.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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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3. As of noon trading, Western Union Company ( WU) is down $0.21 (-1.3%) to $16.24 on light volume. Thus far, 2.7 million shares of Western Union Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.17-$16.51 after having opened the day at $16.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.45.

The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business, and Business Solutions. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment offers cash money transfer services involving walk-in agent locations. Western Union Company has a market cap of $9.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.9, below 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 Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Western Union Company a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Western Union Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Western Union Company Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Alliance Data Systems Corporation ( ADS) is down $1.48 (-0.6%) to $255.41 on light volume. Thus far, 170,832 shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 635,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $254.92-$259.01 after having opened the day at $257.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $256.89.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation provides marketing and loyalty solutions primarily in North America. The company operates in three segments: LoyaltyOne, Epsilon, and Private Label Services and Credit. Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a market cap of $12.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Alliance Data Systems Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Alliance Data Systems Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Alliance Data Systems Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ) is down $0.20 (-0.8%) to $26.88 on light volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.72-$27.30 after having opened the day at $27.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.08.

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 39.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 5.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 4 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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