4 Stocks Pulling The Diversified Services Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 44 points (-0.3%) at 15,836 as of Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 751 issues advancing vs. 2,176 declining with 155 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 1.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. A company within the industry that fell today was Visa ( V), up 1.7%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. Alliance Data Systems Corporation ( ADS) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Alliance Data Systems Corporation is down $6.36 (-2.5%) to $243.36 on average volume. Thus far, 422,683 shares of Alliance Data Systems Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 662,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $241.58-$251.34 after having opened the day at $251.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $249.72.

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 37.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 5.0% 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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3. As of noon trading, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ) is down $0.70 (-2.6%) to $26.05 on average volume. Thus far, 5.4 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 $25.91-$26.77 after having opened the day at $26.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.75.

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 $12.1 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 38.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 6.5% 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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2. As of noon trading, MasterCard Incorporated ( MA) is down $1.83 (-2.3%) to $76.68 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.5 million shares of MasterCard Incorporated exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.49-$78.98 after having opened the day at $78.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.51.

MasterCard Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides transaction processing and other payment-related services in the United States and internationally. MasterCard Incorporated has a market cap of $95.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 6.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate MasterCard Incorporated a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates MasterCard Incorporated as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full MasterCard Incorporated Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Priceline.com ( PCLN) is down $23.93 (-2.0%) to $1,156.00 on heavy volume. Thus far, 463,922 shares of Priceline.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 590,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $1,151.46-$1,186.99 after having opened the day at $1,181.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1,179.93.

priceline.com Incorporated operates as a online travel company. Priceline.com has a market cap of $62.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Priceline.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Priceline.com as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, 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 Priceline.com Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 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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