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5 Computer Software & Services Stocks Pushing The Industry Higher

Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 12 points (0.1%) at 15,069 as of Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,670 issues advancing vs. 1,254 declining with 121 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS), up 2.2%, Sap AG ADR ( SAP), up 1.1% and International Business Machines ( IBM), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Infosys ( INFY), down 0.91, Adobe Systems ( ADBE), down 0.73 and Microsoft Corporation ( MSFT), down 0.66.

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

5. WebMD Health Corporation ( WBMD) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, WebMD Health Corporation is up $4.67 (18.31) to $30.18 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.5 million shares of WebMD Health Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 445,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.21-$30.69 after having opened the day at $28.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.51.

WebMD Health Corp. provides health information services to consumers, physicians and other healthcare professionals, employers, and health plans through its public and private online portals, mobile platforms, and health-focused publications in the United States. WebMD Health Corporation has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 77.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate WebMD Health Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates WebMD Health Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full WebMD Health Corporation Ratings Report now.

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