3 Stocks Pushing 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 31 points (0.2%) at 16,439 as of Monday, April 21, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,695 issues advancing vs. 1,308 declining with 151 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include MoneyGram International ( MGI), down 14.5%, AthenaHealth ( ATHN), down 4.9%, Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT), down 1.3% and Alliance Data Systems Corporation ( ADS), down 0.8%. Top gainers within the industry include Zillow ( Z), up 7.3%, TAL Education Group ( XRS), up 4.3%, Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances ( ULTA), up 2.2%, Western Union Company ( WU), up 1.4% and MasterCard Incorporated ( MA), up 0.6%.

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

3. Atlas Resource Partners ( ARP) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Atlas Resource Partners is down $1.40 (-6.6%) to $19.85 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Atlas Resource Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 570,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.80-$21.25 after having opened the day at $21.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.25.

Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. operates as an independent developer and producer of natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Gas and Oil Production, Well Construction and Completion, and Other Partnership Management. Atlas Resource Partners has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 3.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Atlas Resource Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Atlas Resource Partners as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, generally high debt management risk and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Atlas Resource Partners Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Green Dot ( GDOT) is down $1.42 (-7.3%) to $17.95 on heavy volume. Thus far, 489,348 shares of Green Dot exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 652,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.89-$19.38 after having opened the day at $19.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.37.

Green Dot Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a technology-centric, pro-consumer bank holding company that provides personal banking for the masses. Green Dot has a market cap of $765.9 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 23.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Green Dot a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Green Dot 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 Green Dot Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Fiserv ( FISV) is down $0.42 (-0.7%) to $57.16 on light volume. Thus far, 338,632 shares of Fiserv exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.07-$57.74 after having opened the day at $57.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.58.

Fiserv, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services technology worldwide. Fiserv has a market cap of $14.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 2.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Fiserv a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fiserv as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, expanding profit margins 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 Fiserv 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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