3 Diversified Services Stocks Dragging The Industry Down

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 78 points (0.5%) at 16,105 as of Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,755 issues advancing vs. 1,149 declining with 181 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Zillow ( Z), down 6.7%, and 51job ( JOBS), down 3.4%. Top gainers within the industry include Corrections Corporation of America ( CXW), up 3.9%, Western Union Company ( WU), up 0.9%, SBA Communications ( SBAC), up 0.8% and Visa ( V), up 0.7%.

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

3. Weight Watchers International ( WTW) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Weight Watchers International is down $7.87 (-25.8%) to $22.71 on heavy volume. Thus far, 6.0 million shares of Weight Watchers International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 925,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.35-$23.18 after having opened the day at $23.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.58.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. provides weight management services in North America, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and internationally. It offers a range of products and services comprising nutritional, exercise, and behavioral tools and approaches. Weight Watchers International has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 7.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Weight Watchers International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Weight Watchers International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Weight Watchers International Ratings Report now.

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