CTAS, SBAC And ADS, Pushing Diversified Services Industry Downward

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 25 points (-0.1%) at 17,365 as of Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,608 issues advancing vs. 1,366 declining with 174 unchanged.

The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%.

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

3. Cintas ( CTAS) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Cintas is down $0.54 (-0.7%) to $72.70 on light volume. Thus far, 139,348 shares of Cintas exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 614,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $72.57-$73.86 after having opened the day at $73.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.24.

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Cintas Corporation provides corporate identity uniforms and related business services primarily in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Cintas has a market cap of $8.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 22.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Cintas a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cintas 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, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Cintas Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, SBA Communications ( SBAC) is down $0.73 (-0.7%) to $111.60 on average volume. Thus far, 654,343 shares of SBA Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $111.33-$112.22 after having opened the day at $112.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $112.33.

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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 $14.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 25.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 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 solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and robust revenue 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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1. As of noon trading, Alliance Data Systems ( ADS) is down $1.14 (-0.4%) to $282.21 on light volume. Thus far, 213,627 shares of Alliance Data Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 638,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $280.97-$284.89 after having opened the day at $283.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $283.35.

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Alliance Data Systems Corporation provides marketing and loyalty solutions in the United States, Canada, and other countries. Alliance Data Systems has a market cap of $15.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 7.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Alliance Data Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Alliance Data Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. 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 Alliance Data Systems 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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