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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2. As of noon trading, Computer Sciences Corporation ( CSC) is down $0.59 (-0.9%) to $61.72 on light volume. Thus far, 370,307 shares of Computer Sciences Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.58-$62.20 after having opened the day at $62.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.31.

Computer Sciences Corporation provides information technology (IT) and professional services and solutions in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Computer Sciences Corporation has a market cap of $9.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 11.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Computer Sciences Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Computer Sciences Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and poor profit margins. Get the full Computer Sciences Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, McGraw Hill Financial ( MHFI) is down $0.64 (-0.8%) to $81.27 on light volume. Thus far, 510,322 shares of McGraw Hill Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $81.03-$82.05 after having opened the day at $81.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.91.

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 $22.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 4.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate McGraw Hill Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate 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 compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full McGraw Hill Financial 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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