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NCR Corporation (NCR): Today's Featured Computer Software & Services Laggard

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NCR Corporation (NCR) pushed the Computer Software & Services industry lower today making it today's featured Computer Software & Services laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.2%. By the end of trading, NCR Corporation fell $2.91 (-8.3%) to $32.07 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 10,336,619 shares of NCR Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,276,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $31.71-$34.06 after having opened the day at $33.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.98. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that declined today were: NIC (EGOV), down 10.6%, Park City Group (PCYG), down 6.0%, Authentidate Holding Corporation (ADAT), down 5.7% and ServiceSource International (SREV), down 5.5%.

NCR Corporation provides technology and services that enable businesses connect, interact, and transact with their customers worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Financial Services, Retail Solutions, Hospitality, and Emerging Industries. NCR Corporation has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 2.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate NCR Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates NCR Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the positive front, Activision Blizzard (ATVI), up 14.4%, Vicon Industries (VII), up 12.5%, RingCentral (RNG), up 11.8% and MiX Telematics Ltd ADR (MIXT), up 11.6% , were all gainers within the computer software & services industry with Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) being today's featured computer software & services industry leader.

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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