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LifeLock Inc (LOCK): Today's Featured Computer Software & Services Laggard

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LifeLock ( LOCK) 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 1.4%. By the end of trading, LifeLock fell $0.25 (-1.4%) to $17.11 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,383,562 shares of LifeLock exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,661,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $17.06-$17.67 after having opened the day at $17.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.36. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that declined today were: Majesco Entertainment Company ( COOL), down 7.9%, Liquid Holdings Group ( LIQD), down 7.2%, Wave Systems Corporation ( WAVX), down 5.4% and UBIC ( UBIC), down 4.8%.

LifeLock, Inc. provides identity theft protection services for consumers; and fraud and risk solutions for enterprises in the United States. LifeLock has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 5.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate LifeLock a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates LifeLock as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, robust revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good.

On the positive front, ChyronHego ( CHYR), up 9.5%, CounterPath Corporation ( CPAH), up 8.7%, China Mobile Games and Entertainment Group ( CMGE), up 8.2% and 21Vianet Group ( VNET), up 7.2% , were all gainers within the computer software & services industry with Oracle Corporation ( ORCL) 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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