3 Stocks Pushing The Diversified Services Industry Lower

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 37 points (-0.2%) at 16,809 as of Friday, June 27, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,843 issues advancing vs. 1,114 declining with 177 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include K12 ( LRN), down 6.5%, Amerco ( UHAL), down 0.9% and Fiserv ( FISV), down 0.5%. Top gainers within the industry include RR Donnelley & Sons ( RRD), up 2.8%, Mercadolibre ( MELI), up 2.5%, Myriad Genetics ( MYGN), up 2.4%, Verisk Analytics ( VRSK), up 0.7% and ManpowerGroup ( MAN), up 0.6%.

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

3. AerCap Holdings ( AER) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, AerCap Holdings is down $0.43 (-0.9%) to $45.55 on light volume. Thus far, 125,480 shares of AerCap Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 803,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.25-$45.81 after having opened the day at $45.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.98.

AerCap Holdings N.V., through its subsidiaries, is engaged in leasing, financing, selling, and managing commercial aircraft and engines primarily in the United States and Russia. AerCap Holdings has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 19.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate AerCap Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AerCap Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full AerCap Holdings Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, CoStar Group ( CSGP) is down $2.74 (-1.7%) to $155.44 on light volume. Thus far, 99,284 shares of CoStar Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 322,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $155.08-$158.78 after having opened the day at $157.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $158.18.

CoStar Group, Inc. provides information, analytics, and marketing services to the commercial real estate industry in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France. CoStar Group has a market cap of $5.0 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 14.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate CoStar Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CoStar Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full CoStar Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, AthenaHealth ( ATHN) is down $1.84 (-1.4%) to $126.75 on light volume. Thus far, 269,116 shares of AthenaHealth exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 980,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $125.80-$129.58 after having opened the day at $127.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $128.59.

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 $4.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 4.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 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, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. 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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