3 Stocks Dragging The Diversified Services Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 59 points (-0.4%) at 16,657 as of Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,380 issues advancing vs. 1,556 declining with 176 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include URS ( URS), down 7.4%, Portfolio Recovery Associates ( PRAA), down 2.8%, Amerco ( UHAL), down 2.7%, KBR ( KBR), down 2.4% and Jacobs Engineering Group ( JEC), down 1.4%. Top gainers within the industry include Myriad Genetics ( MYGN), up 4.4%, YY ( YY), up 4.3%, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), up 2.5% and SBA Communications ( SBAC), up 1.2%.

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

3. Western Union ( WU) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Western Union is down $0.28 (-1.7%) to $16.10 on light volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Western Union exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.07-$16.42 after having opened the day at $16.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.38.

The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business, and Business Solutions. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment offers cash money transfer services involving walk-in agent locations. Western Union has a market cap of $8.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 5.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Western Union a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Western Union as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Western Union Ratings Report now.

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