3 Stocks Dragging The Diversified Services Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 65 points (-0.4%) at 17,004 as of Monday, July 7, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 894 issues advancing vs. 2,148 declining with 116 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 1.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), down 3.3%, Apollo Education Group ( APOL), down 3.1%, Mercadolibre ( MELI), down 1.9%, ADT ( ADT), down 1.8% and Avis Budget Group ( CAR), down 1.8%.

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

3. Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Hertz Global Holdings is down $0.44 (-1.5%) to $28.51 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.42-$28.85 after having opened the day at $28.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.95.

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the car and equipment rental businesses worldwide. It operates through four segments: U.S. Car Rental, International Car Rental, Worldwide Equipment Rental, and All Other Operations. Hertz Global Holdings has a market cap of $13.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 1.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Hertz Global Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hertz Global Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. 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 Hertz Global Holdings Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Alliance Data Systems ( ADS) is down $2.62 (-0.9%) to $282.18 on light volume. Thus far, 164,537 shares of Alliance Data Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 859,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $282.12-$284.67 after having opened the day at $283.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $284.80.

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 $15.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 8.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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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1. As of noon trading, MasterCard ( MA) is down $0.51 (-0.7%) to $76.12 on light volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of MasterCard exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.94-$76.64 after having opened the day at $76.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.63.

MasterCard Incorporated provides transaction processing and other payment-related services in the United States and internationally. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers related products and services. MasterCard has a market cap of $86.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 8.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate MasterCard a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates MasterCard 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, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full MasterCard 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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