3 Stocks Pulling The Diversified Services Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 72 points (0.4%) at 16,112 as of Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,810 issues advancing vs. 1,095 declining with 165 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include CoStar Group ( CSGP), down 2.7%, ManpowerGroup ( MAN), down 2.7% and Priceline.com ( PCLN), down 0.9%.

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

3. FTI Consulting ( FCN) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, FTI Consulting is down $5.64 (-15.5%) to $30.85 on heavy volume. Thus far, 996,959 shares of FTI Consulting exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 400,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.71-$33.48 after having opened the day at $33.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.49.

FTI Consulting, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a business advisory firm enabling organizations to protect enterprise values in complex economic, legal, and regulatory, environments worldwide. FTI Consulting has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 11.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates FTI Consulting a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates FTI Consulting as a hold. 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 and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full FTI Consulting Ratings Report now.

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