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Computer Software & Services Stocks On The Rise With Help From 5 Stocks

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

Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading up 14 points (0.1%) at 15,368 as of Monday, May 20, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,885 issues advancing vs. 1,048 declining with 118 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Pactera Technology International (PACT), up 31.4%, Changyou.com (CYOU), up 6.7% and Accenture (ACN), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Cerner Corporation (CERN), down 1.76, Wipro (WIT), down 1.40, Catamaran (CTRX), down 1.33, Infosys (INFY), down 1.15 and Automatic Data Processing (ADP), down 1.26.

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

5. Thomson Reuters Corporation (TRI) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Thomson Reuters Corporation is up $0.19 (0.55) to $34.70 on light volume Thus far, 210,293 shares of Thomson Reuters Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.29-$34.70 after having opened the day at $34.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.51.

Thomson Reuters Corporation provides intelligent information for businesses and professionals worldwide. It sells electronic content and services to professionals, primarily on a subscription basis. Thomson Reuters Corporation has a market cap of $28.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Thomson Reuters Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Thomson Reuters Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Thomson Reuters Corporation Ratings Report now.

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