The Diversified Services industry as a whole closed the day up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.1%. Laggards within the Diversified Services industry included Wilhelmina International ( WHLM), down 6.7%, SmartPros ( SPRO), down 2.0%, Swisher Hygiene ( SWSH), down 6.1%, ATRM Holdings ( ATRM), down 1.7% and National American University Holdings ( NAUH), down 1.7%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks that pushed the industry lower today:

ATRM Holdings ( ATRM) is one of the companies that pushed the Diversified Services industry lower today. ATRM Holdings was down $0.05 (1.7%) to $2.86 on light volume. Throughout the day, 400 shares of ATRM Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $2.86-$2.86 after having opened the day at $2.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.91.

ATRM Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary, KBS Builders, Inc., manufactures, sells, and distributes modular buildings for commercial and residential applications in the New England states. ATRM Holdings has a market cap of $3.5 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are unchanged year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates ATRM Holdings as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on ATRM go as follows:

  • ATRM HOLDINGS INC has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, ATRM HOLDINGS INC reported poor results of -$8.33 versus -$1.99 in the prior year.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 657.6% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$0.20 million to -$1.49 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$3.02 million or 575.74% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 42.86%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 160.41% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: ATRM Holdings Ratings Report

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At the close, Swisher Hygiene ( SWSH) was down $0.04 (6.1%) to $0.59 on light volume. Throughout the day, 5,115 shares of Swisher Hygiene exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 24,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.55-$0.64 after having opened the day at $0.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.63.

Swisher Hygiene Inc. provides hygiene and sanitizing solutions. It solutions include cleaning and sanitizing chemicals and restroom hygiene programs, as well as a range of related products and services. Swisher Hygiene has a market cap of $10.2 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 66.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Swisher Hygiene a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Swisher Hygiene as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on SWSH go as follows:

  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$5.94 million or 370.15% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • SWSH's stock share price has done very poorly compared to where it was a year ago: Despite any rallies, the net result is that it is down by 86.08%, which is also worse that the performance of the S&P 500 Index. Investors have so far failed to pay much attention to the earnings improvements the company has managed to achieve over the last quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and the overall market, SWISHER HYGIENE INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for SWISHER HYGIENE INC is rather high; currently it is at 54.47%. Regardless of SWSH's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, SWSH's net profit margin of -20.14% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • SWSH, with its decline in revenue, slightly underperformed the industry average of 5.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 9.2%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Swisher Hygiene Ratings Report

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Wilhelmina International ( WHLM) was another company that pushed the Diversified Services industry lower today. Wilhelmina International was down $0.39 (6.7%) to $5.40 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,310 shares of Wilhelmina International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $5.34-$5.40 after having opened the day at $5.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.79.

Wilhelmina International has a market cap of $31.4 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 3.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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