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5 Stocks Pushing The Computer Software & Services Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 57 points (-0.4%) at 13,942 as of Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,301 issues advancing vs. 1,576 declining with 144 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include Thomson Reuters Corporation ( TRI), up 1.4%, Sap AG ADR ( SAP), up 0.8%, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation ( CTSH), up 0.9%, Wipro ( WIT), up 0.8% and Oracle Corporation ( ORCL), up 0.3%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. Nielsen Holdings ( NLSN) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Nielsen Holdings is up $0.49 (1.5%) to $32.75 on light volume Thus far, 400,754 shares of Nielsen Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.43-$32.95 after having opened the day at $32.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.26.

Nielsen Holdings N.V., through its subsidiary, The Nielsen Company B.V., operates as an information and measurement company worldwide. Nielsen Holdings has a market cap of $11.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Nielsen Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nielsen Holdings as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been unimpressive growth in net income over time. Get the full Nielsen Holdings Ratings Report now.

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