3 Stocks Pushing The Diversified Services Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 34 points (0.2%) at 16,464 as of Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,014 issues advancing vs. 970 declining with 140 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Lionbridge Technologies ( LIOX), down 13.9%, American Public Education ( APEI), down 10.3% and Qiagen ( QGEN), down 2.3%. Top gainers within the industry include GEO Group ( GEO), up 4.7%, Fiserv ( FISV), up 1.0% and Priceline Group ( PCLN), up 1.0%.

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

3. RR Donnelley & Sons ( RRD) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, RR Donnelley & Sons is down $0.29 (-1.7%) to $17.04 on average volume. Thus far, 858,411 shares of RR Donnelley & Sons exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.93-$17.34 after having opened the day at $17.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.33.

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company provides integrated communication solutions to private and public sectors worldwide. It operates through Publishing and Retail Services, Variable Print, Strategic Services, and International segments. RR Donnelley & Sons has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 14.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates RR Donnelley & Sons a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates RR Donnelley & Sons as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full RR Donnelley & Sons Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT) is down $1.08 (-0.8%) to $131.11 on average volume. Thus far, 310,023 shares of Fleetcor Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 576,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $130.45-$131.89 after having opened the day at $130.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $132.19.

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 $11.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 13.8% 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 4 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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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1. As of noon trading, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ) is down $0.14 (-0.5%) to $27.72 on average volume. Thus far, 3.3 million shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.48-$27.94 after having opened the day at $27.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.86.

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 $12.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 1.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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 compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. 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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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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