3 Computer Software & Services Stocks Dragging The Industry Down - TheStreet

Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 6 points (0.0%) at 17,798 as of Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,309 issues advancing vs. 1,608 declining with 176 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Sabre Corporation

(

SABR

), down 4.6%,

SS&C Technologies Holdings

(

SSNC

), down 2.6%,

VeriSign

(

VRSN

), down 2.1%,

Activision Blizzard

(

ATVI

), down 1.5% and

Fidelity National Information Services

(

FIS

), down 1.3%.

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

3.

Intuit

(

INTU

) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Intuit is down $2.43 (-2.4%) to $98.60 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Intuit exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $97.72-$100.75 after having opened the day at $100.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $101.03.

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Intuit Inc. provides business and financial management solutions for small businesses, consumers, and accounting professionals primarily in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, India, and Singapore. Intuit has a market cap of $28.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 9.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Intuit a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Intuit

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full

Intuit Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Salesforce.com

(

CRM

) is down $1.24 (-1.5%) to $79.54 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Salesforce.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $79.13-$80.31 after having opened the day at $80.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.78.

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salesforce.com, inc. provides enterprise cloud computing solutions, with a focus on customer relationship management to various businesses and industries worldwide. Salesforce.com has a market cap of $53.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 36.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 27 analysts that rate Salesforce.com a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Salesforce.com

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Salesforce.com Ratings Report

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1. As of noon trading,

Adobe Systems

(

ADBE

) is down $1.41 (-1.5%) to $90.55 on light volume. Thus far, 603,603 shares of Adobe Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $90.09-$91.52 after having opened the day at $91.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $91.96.

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Adobe Systems Incorporated is a diversified software company worldwide. It operates in three segments: Digital Media, Digital Marketing, and Print and Publishing. Adobe Systems has a market cap of $45.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 26.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Adobe Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Adobe Systems

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, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full

Adobe Systems Ratings Report

now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, 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

).