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 18 points (-0.1%) at 15,776 as of Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,409 issues advancing vs. 1,532 declining with 144 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Weight Watchers International ( WTW), down 3.5%, Deluxe Corporation ( DLX), down 3.2%, Cardtronics ( CATM), down 3.2%, HMS Holdings Corporation ( HMSY), down 2.8% and New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), down 2.6%. Top gainers within the industry include China Distance Education Holdings ( DL), up 6.0%, TAL Education Group ( XRS), up 2.7%, Envestnet ( ENV), up 2.6%, AthenaHealth ( ATHN), up 2.3% and Genpact ( G), up 1.3%.

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

5. Jacobs Engineering Group ( JEC) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Jacobs Engineering Group is down $0.54 (-0.9%) to $59.30 on light volume. Thus far, 207,284 shares of Jacobs Engineering Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 925,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.18-$59.87 after having opened the day at $59.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.84.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. provides technical, professional, and construction services to various industrial, commercial, and governmental clients worldwide. Jacobs Engineering Group has a market cap of $7.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 5.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Jacobs Engineering Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Jacobs Engineering Group 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, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Jacobs Engineering Group Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Apollo Education Group ( APOL) is down $1.30 (-3.9%) to $31.88 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Apollo Education Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.80-$33.20 after having opened the day at $33.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.18.

Apollo Education Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides online and on-campus educational programs and services at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels. Apollo Education Group has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 22.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Apollo Education Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Apollo Education Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Apollo Education Group Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, SBA Communications ( SBAC) is down $0.58 (-0.6%) to $92.33 on light volume. Thus far, 432,735 shares of SBA Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $91.86-$92.70 after having opened the day at $92.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $92.91.

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 $11.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 3.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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, solid stock price performance 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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2. As of noon trading, Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT) is down $1.94 (-1.7%) to $114.54 on light volume. Thus far, 299,363 shares of Fleetcor Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 971,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $113.67-$116.50 after having opened the day at $116.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $116.48.

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 $9.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 0.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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 Fleetcor Technologies Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ) is down $0.19 (-0.7%) to $25.97 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.79-$26.13 after having opened the day at $25.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.16.

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 $11.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 8.6% 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 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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