3 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Diversified Services Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 45 points (0.3%) at 16,697 as of Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,017 issues advancing vs. 963 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ), up 1.9%, Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances ( ULTA), up 1.8%, Avis Budget Group ( CAR), up 1.5% and Alliance Data Systems ( ADS), up 0.5%.

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

3. Western Union ( WU) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Western Union is down $0.08 (-0.5%) to $17.33 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Western Union exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.24-$17.45 after having opened the day at $17.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.41.

The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business, and Business Solutions. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment offers cash money transfer services involving walk-in agent locations. Western Union has a market cap of $9.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 0.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Western Union a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Western Union as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins 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 Western Union Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, YY ( YY) is down $1.83 (-2.0%) to $87.29 on average volume. Thus far, 872,757 shares of YY exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $86.55-$89.12 after having opened the day at $88.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $89.12.

YY Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates an online social platform in the People's Republic of China. YY has a market cap of $5.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 77.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate YY a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates YY as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including premium valuation and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full YY Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, MasterCard ( MA) is down $0.48 (-0.6%) to $75.82 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of MasterCard exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.66-$76.61 after having opened the day at $76.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.30.

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 $84.3 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 8.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 16 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, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. 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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