3 Stocks Pushing The Diversified Services Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 73 points (0.4%) at 16,911 as of Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,966 issues advancing vs. 988 declining with 181 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. Top gainers within the industry include China HGS Real Estate ( HGSH), up 76.5%, Ryder System ( R), up 1.8%, Air Lease ( AL), up 1.8%, Robert Half International ( RHI), up 1.2% and ManpowerGroup ( MAN), up 1.1%.

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

3. SBA Communications ( SBAC) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, SBA Communications is down $1.29 (-1.2%) to $108.00 on average volume. Thus far, 514,269 shares of SBA Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 997,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $107.65-$109.77 after having opened the day at $109.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $109.29.

SBA Communications Corporation owns and operates wireless communications tower structures, rooftops, and other structures that support antennas used for wireless communications in the United States and its territories, as well as in Canada, Central America, and South America. SBA Communications has a market cap of $14.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 21.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate SBA Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SBA Communications as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full SBA Communications Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, YY ( YY) is down $2.48 (-2.8%) to $86.16 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of YY exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $85.23-$90.85 after having opened the day at $89.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.64.

YY Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates an online social platform in the People's Republic of China. YY has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 76.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 $0.50 (-0.7%) to $76.27 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of MasterCard exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.09-$76.80 after having opened the day at $76.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.77.

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 $83.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 8.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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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