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

Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.

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 up 0.7%. By the end of trading, Nielsen Holdings rose $1.11 (3.4%) to $33.66 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,645,041 shares of Nielsen Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,207,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $33.01-$34.27 after having opened the day at $33.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.55. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that increased today were: BOS Better Online Solutions ( BOSC), up 12.9%, Cover-All Technologies ( COVR), up 10.5%, EFuture Information Technology ( EFUT), up 9.2% and Velti ( VELT), up 8.8%.

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 $12.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 6.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Nielsen Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nielsen Holdings as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity and generally high debt management risk.

On the negative front, CounterPath Corporation ( CPAH), down 13.6%, Perfect World ( PWRD), down 7.9%, ChyronHego ( CHYR), down 4.7% and FAB Universal ( FU), down 4.4%.

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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