3 Stocks Dragging The Diversified Services Industry Downward

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 16 points (0.1%) at 16,733 as of Monday, June 2, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,394 issues advancing vs. 1,564 declining with 187 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged.

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 $0.14 (-0.9%) to $16.03 on average volume. Thus far, 2.7 million shares of Western Union exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.02-$16.21 after having opened the day at $16.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.17.

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 $8.6 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 6.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 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 hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Western Union Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, SBA Communications ( SBAC) is down $1.38 (-1.4%) to $100.12 on light volume. Thus far, 361,989 shares of SBA Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $100.05-$101.30 after having opened the day at $101.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $101.50.

SBA Communications Corporation owns and operates wireless communications tower structures, rooftops, and other structures that support antennas used for wireless communications in the United States and its territories, as well as in Canada, Central America, and South America. SBA Communications has a market cap of $13.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 13.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate SBA Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SBA Communications as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full SBA Communications Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Visa ( V) is down $1.31 (-0.6%) to $213.52 on light volume. Thus far, 679,699 shares of Visa exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $213.14-$215.69 after having opened the day at $215.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $214.83.

Visa Inc., a payments technology company, operates as a retail electronic payments network worldwide. The company facilitates commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses, and government entities. Visa has a market cap of $107.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 3.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 22 analysts that rate Visa a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Visa 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Visa 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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