3 Stocks Dragging In The Diversified Services Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 37 points (0.2%) at 16,217 as of Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,992 issues advancing vs. 910 declining with 172 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include ExamWorks Group ( EXAM), up 16.2%, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company ( RRD), up 8.5%, Mercadolibre ( MELI), up 4.3%, AerCap Holdings N.V ( AER), up 2.0% and priceline.com Incorporated ( PCLN), up 1.2%.

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

3. New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I is down $1.17 (-3.6%) to $31.33 on average volume. Thus far, 806,880 shares of New Oriental Education & Technology Group I exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.30-$32.70 after having opened the day at $32.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.50.

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 $5.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 2.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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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2. As of noon trading, SBA Communications ( SBAC) is down $2.15 (-2.3%) to $93.19 on average volume. Thus far, 857,285 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 $92.64-$95.30 after having opened the day at $94.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $95.34.

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 $12.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 6.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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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1. As of noon trading, ADT Corporation ( ADT) is down $0.52 (-1.6%) to $31.18 on light volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of ADT Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.93-$31.67 after having opened the day at $31.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.70.

The ADT Corporation provides electronic security, interactive home and business automation, and related monitoring services under the ADT, ADT Pulse, and Companion Service brands to residential and small business customers in the United States and Canada. ADT Corporation has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 21.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate ADT Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ADT Corporation as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and generally high debt management risk. Get the full ADT Corporation 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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