MCO, TYC And MHFI, 3 Diversified Services Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 18 points (0.1%) at 16,551 as of Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,684 issues advancing vs. 1,250 declining with 198 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. A company within the industry that fell today was Rollins ( ROL), up 1.5%. Top gainers within the industry include Myriad Genetics ( MYGN), up 12.2%, VistaPrint ( VPRT), up 4.0%, Corrections Corporation of America ( CXW), up 2.4%, priceline.com Incorporated ( PCLN), up 0.9% and Jacobs Engineering Group ( JEC), up 0.8%.

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

3. Moody's Corporation ( MCO) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Moody's Corporation is down $0.41 (-0.5%) to $80.39 on light volume. Thus far, 384,601 shares of Moody's Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $79.95-$83.30 after having opened the day at $81.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.80.

Moody's Corporation provides credit ratings; and credit, capital markets, and economic related research, data, and analytical tools worldwide. Moody's Corporation has a market cap of $17.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 1.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Moody's Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Moody's Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Moody's Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Tyco International ( TYC) is down $0.32 (-0.8%) to $42.62 on average volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Tyco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.58-$43.05 after having opened the day at $42.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.94.

Tyco International Ltd. provides security, fire detection, suppression, and life safety products and services worldwide. Tyco International has a market cap of $19.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 3.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Tyco International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tyco International 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 compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Tyco International Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, McGraw Hill Financial ( MHFI) is down $0.56 (-0.7%) to $77.25 on average volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of McGraw Hill Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.99-$77.87 after having opened the day at $77.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.81.

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 $20.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 2.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 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 expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. 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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