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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