3 Stocks Pushing The Diversified Services Industry Lower

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 8 points (0.0%) at 16,964 as of Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,180 issues advancing vs. 1,847 declining with 143 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include AerCap Holdings ( AER), down 1.4%, Fiserv ( FISV), down 0.9% and Verisk Analytics ( VRSK), down 0.8%.

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

3. Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Fleetcor Technologies is down $1.54 (-1.2%) to $131.31 on light volume. Thus far, 167,570 shares of Fleetcor Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 748,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $131.19-$133.42 after having opened the day at $132.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $132.85.

FleetCor Technologies, Inc. provides fuel cards and workforce payment products and services in North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Fleetcor Technologies has a market cap of $10.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 13.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Fleetcor Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fleetcor Technologies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Fleetcor Technologies Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Tyco International ( TYC) is down $0.33 (-0.7%) to $45.55 on light volume. Thus far, 978,591 shares of Tyco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.53-$45.98 after having opened the day at $45.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.88.

Tyco International Ltd. provides security, fire detection, suppression, and life safety products and services worldwide. Tyco International has a market cap of $21.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 11.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Tyco International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tyco International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. 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 Tyco International Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Alliance Data Systems ( ADS) is down $2.30 (-0.8%) to $282.59 on light volume. Thus far, 225,345 shares of Alliance Data Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 879,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $282.35-$286.70 after having opened the day at $283.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $284.89.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation provides marketing and loyalty solutions in the United States, Canada, and other countries. Alliance Data Systems has a market cap of $15.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 8.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Alliance Data Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Alliance Data Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, 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 generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Alliance Data Systems 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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