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 81 points (0.5%) at 17,082 as of Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,780 issues advancing vs. 1,159 declining with 188 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. A company within the industry that fell today was Zillow ( Z), up 1.8%. A company within the industry that increased today was Altisource Portfolio Solutions ( ASPS), up 3.0%.

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

3. Shutterstock ( SSTK) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Shutterstock is down $1.54 (-2.1%) to $72.04 on light volume. Thus far, 79,966 shares of Shutterstock exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 258,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $71.86-$74.29 after having opened the day at $74.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.58.

Shutterstock, Inc. operates an online marketplace for commercial digital imagery. Shutterstock has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 12.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Shutterstock a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Shutterstock as a hold. 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 and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and premium valuation. Get the full Shutterstock Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, CoStar Group ( CSGP) is down $1.26 (-0.8%) to $147.39 on light volume. Thus far, 50,384 shares of CoStar Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 365,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $147.19-$151.09 after having opened the day at $149.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $148.65.

CoStar Group, Inc. provides information, analytics, and marketing services to the commercial real estate industry in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France. CoStar Group has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 19.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate CoStar Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CoStar 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, 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 lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full CoStar Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Hertz Global Holdings ( HTZ) is down $0.30 (-1.0%) to $30.32 on light volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Hertz Global Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.26-$30.80 after having opened the day at $30.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.61.

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 $13.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 7.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Hertz Global Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 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 revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance 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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