TRI, CSC And PCLN, 3 Diversified Services Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 67 points (0.4%) at 16,436 as of Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,992 issues advancing vs. 961 declining with 169 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. Top gainers within the industry include Education Management ( EDMC), up 56.2%, HMS Holdings ( HMSY), up 11.3%, Air Lease ( AL), up 4.7%, Maximus ( MMS), up 3.5% and AerCap Holdings ( AER), up 2.4%.

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

3. Thomson Reuters ( TRI) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Thomson Reuters is down $0.22 (-0.6%) to $37.11 on light volume. Thus far, 185,013 shares of Thomson Reuters exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 751,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.05-$37.39 after having opened the day at $37.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.33.

Thomson Reuters Corporation provides intelligent information for businesses and professionals worldwide. The company sells electronic content and services to professionals, primarily on a subscription basis. Thomson Reuters has a market cap of $30.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 1.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Thomson Reuters a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Thomson Reuters as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Thomson Reuters Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Computer ( CSC) is down $4.12 (-6.7%) to $57.21 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Computer exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 900,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.14-$59.51 after having opened the day at $58.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.33.

Computer Sciences Corporation provides information technology (IT) and professional services and solutions in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The company operates through Global Business Services, Global Infrastructure Services, and North American Public Sector segments. Computer has a market cap of $9.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 9.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Computer a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Computer as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations 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 Computer Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Priceline Group ( PCLN) is down $9.49 (-0.7%) to $1,275.62 on average volume. Thus far, 405,520 shares of Priceline Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 727,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $1,271.54-$1,289.92 after having opened the day at $1,289.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1,285.11.

The Priceline Group Inc. operates as an online travel company. Priceline Group has a market cap of $67.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 10.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Priceline Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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