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Nielsen Holdings NV (NLSN): Today's Featured Computer Software & Services Winner

Nielsen Holdings ( NLSN) pushed the Computer Software & Services industry higher today making it today's featured computer software & services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Nielsen Holdings rose $0.69 (2.1%) to $33.97 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 9,819,165 shares of Nielsen Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,203,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $33.88-$34.75 after having opened the day at $34.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.28. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that increased today were: Mediabistro ( MBIS), up 11.7%, Webmedia Brands ( WEBM), up 11.7%, Perfect World ( PWRD), up 8.7% and Textura ( TXTR), up 8.1%.

Nielsen Holdings N.V., an information and measurement company, provides media and marketing information, analytics, and industry expertise about what consumers buy and watch on a global and local basis. Nielsen Holdings has a market cap of $12.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 43.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Nielsen Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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 an overall disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front, WebMD Health Corporation ( WBMD), down 10.8%, Attunity ( ATTU), down 6.8%, FalconStor Software ( FALC), down 6.7% and ChyronHego ( CHYR), down 6.4% , were all laggards within the computer software & services industry with Infosys ( INFY) being today's computer software & services industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the computer software & services industry could consider iShares S&P NA Tech Software Idx ( IGV) while those bearish on the computer software & services industry could consider ProShares Ultra Short Technology ( REW).

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