JOBS, ABCO And SSTK, 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 34 points (0.2%) at 16,585 as of Friday, May 9, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,493 issues advancing vs. 1,448 declining with 155 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include AthenaHealth ( ATHN), up 5.9%, YY ( YY), up 3.5%, Priceline Group ( PCLN), up 1.6% and Moody's Corporation ( MCO), up 0.9%.

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

3. 51job ( JOBS) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, 51job is down $3.18 (-4.9%) to $61.42 on heavy volume. Thus far, 101,239 shares of 51job exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 74,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.10-$63.27 after having opened the day at $62.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.60.

51job, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides integrated human resource services in the People's Republic of China. 51Job has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 17.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates 51job a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates 51job as a buy. 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, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full 51job Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Advisory Board ( ABCO) is down $2.01 (-3.9%) to $49.26 on heavy volume. Thus far, 528,005 shares of Advisory Board exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 233,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.58-$51.99 after having opened the day at $50.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.27.

The Advisory Board Company provides best practices research and analysis, business intelligence and software tools, and management and advisory services to the health care and education industries in the United States and internationally. Advisory Board has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 19.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Advisory Board a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Advisory Board as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and premium valuation. Get the full Advisory Board Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Shutterstock ( SSTK) is down $4.06 (-6.0%) to $63.98 on heavy volume. Thus far, 453,306 shares of Shutterstock exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 367,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.01-$65.13 after having opened the day at $61.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $68.04.

Shutterstock, Inc. operates an online marketplace for commercial digital imagery. Shutterstock has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 18.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Shutterstock a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Shutterstock as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, robust revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, premium valuation and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Shutterstock 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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