3 Diversified Services Stocks Dragging The Industry Down

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 37 points (0.2%) at 17,115 as of Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,639 issues advancing vs. 1,333 declining with 167 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include CoStar Group ( CSGP), down 1.2%, Priceline Group ( PCLN), down 0.8% and Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT), down 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include ABM Industries ( ABM), up 6.6%, YY ( YY), up 4.1%, McGraw Hill Financial ( MHFI), up 1.5%, ManpowerGroup ( MAN), up 1.3% and Fiserv ( FISV), up 0.6%.

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

3. 51job ( JOBS) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, 51job is down $0.98 (-2.8%) to $34.07 on light volume. Thus far, 57,629 shares of 51job exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 173,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.95-$35.14 after having opened the day at $35.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.05.

51job, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides integrated human resource services in the People's Republic of China. 51Job has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 8.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate 51job a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates 51job as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full 51job Ratings Report now.

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