3 Stocks Pushing The Diversified Services Industry Downward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 12 points (-0.1%) at 16,435 as of Friday, May 16, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,512 issues advancing vs. 1,401 declining with 184 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Western Union ( WU), down 1.5%, Fiserv ( FISV), down 1.1%, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), down 0.9%, Priceline Group ( PCLN), down 0.7% and Thomson Reuters ( TRI), down 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include Zillow ( Z), up 3.4%, McGraw Hill Financial ( MHFI), up 1.4% and Alliance Data Systems ( ADS), up 0.8%.

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

3. Computer ( CSC) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Computer is down $0.43 (-0.7%) to $60.80 on average volume. Thus far, 421,153 shares of Computer exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.22-$61.01 after having opened the day at $60.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.23.

Computer Sciences Corporation provides information technology (IT) and professional services and solutions in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Computer has a market cap of $8.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 9.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Computer a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Computer as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Computer Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS) is down $0.53 (-1.0%) to $53.27 on average volume. Thus far, 758,009 shares of Fidelity National Information Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.27-$53.93 after having opened the day at $53.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.80.

Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. provides banking and payments technology solutions worldwide. The company offers financial institution core processing, card issuer, and transaction processing services, as well as strategic consulting services. Fidelity National Information Services has a market cap of $15.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 0.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Fidelity National Information Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fidelity National Information Services 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, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Fidelity National Information Services Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, AthenaHealth ( ATHN) is down $1.49 (-1.3%) to $112.71 on light volume. Thus far, 301,299 shares of AthenaHealth exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 926,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $111.63-$115.34 after having opened the day at $114.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $114.20.

athenahealth, Inc., a business services company, provides ongoing billing, clinical-related, and other related services to medical group practices primarily in the United States. The company provides services through the athenaNet, a proprietary Internet-based practice management application. AthenaHealth has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 15.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate AthenaHealth a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AthenaHealth as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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 AthenaHealth 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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