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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2. As of noon trading, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU) is down $1.12 (-3.4%) to $31.76 on average volume. Thus far, 610,202 shares of New Oriental Education & Technology Group I exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.76-$33.00 after having opened the day at $32.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.88.

New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. provides private educational services primarily in the People's Republic of China (PRC). New Oriental Education & Technology Group I has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 4.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate New Oriental Education & Technology Group I a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates New Oriental Education & Technology Group I as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and compelling growth in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full New Oriental Education & Technology Group I Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, MasterCard Incorporated ( MA) is down $1.24 (-1.6%) to $75.41 on average volume. Thus far, 4.5 million shares of MasterCard Incorporated exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.85-$76.88 after having opened the day at $76.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.65.

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 $88.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 8.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate MasterCard Incorporated a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 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, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, 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 MasterCard Incorporated 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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