3 Stocks Dragging 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 16,797 as of Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,344 issues advancing vs. 1,611 declining with 185 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include AthenaHealth ( ATHN), down 2.8%, Zillow ( Z), down 2.7%, ADT ( ADT), down 1.5%, Alliance Data Systems ( ADS), down 1.1% and Visa ( V), down 0.6%.

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

3. Robert Half International ( RHI) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Robert Half International is down $0.60 (-1.2%) to $46.96 on light volume. Thus far, 220,324 shares of Robert Half International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 871,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.94-$47.56 after having opened the day at $47.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.55.

Robert Half International Inc. provides staffing and risk consulting services in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Robert Half International has a market cap of $6.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 13.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Robert Half International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Robert Half International 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, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Robert Half International Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, SBA Communications ( SBAC) is down $0.61 (-0.6%) to $97.03 on light volume. Thus far, 308,542 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 $96.88-$97.89 after having opened the day at $97.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $97.64.

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 $12.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 8.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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, YY ( YY) is down $2.67 (-3.5%) to $72.50 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of YY exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $72.14-$76.00 after having opened the day at $75.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.17.

YY Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates an online social platform in the People's Republic of China. YY has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 49.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate YY a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates YY as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, robust revenue growth and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including premium valuation and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full YY 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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