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ACN, CRM And DDD, Pushing Computer Software & Services Industry Downward

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.

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading up 11 points (0.1%) at 16,218 as of Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,600 issues advancing vs. 1,298 declining with 186 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. A company within the industry that fell today was Realpage (RP), up 22.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was Catamaran (CTRX), up 2.1%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. Accenture PLC Class A (ACN) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Accenture PLC Class A is down $0.45 (-0.5%) to $83.50 on light volume. Thus far, 927,775 shares of Accenture PLC Class A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $82.97-$84.00 after having opened the day at $84.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $83.95.

Accenture plc provides management consulting, technology, and business process outsourcing (BPO) services worldwide. The company operates through Communications, Media & Technology; Financial Services; Health & Public Service; Products; and Resources segments. Accenture PLC Class A has a market cap of $53.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 1.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Accenture PLC Class A a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Accenture PLC Class A as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Accenture PLC Class A Ratings Report now.

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