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All three major indices traded up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 100 points (0.6%) at 16,838 as of Thursday, June 5, 2014, 3:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,349 issues advancing vs. 623 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry as a whole closed the day up 1.8% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.6%. Top gainers within the Computer Software & Services industry included

Astea International

(

ATEA

), up 8.8%,

GSE Systems

(

GVP

), up 4.7%,

ARI Network Services

(

ARIS

), up 3.6%,

Authentidate

(

ADAT

), up 9.7% and

ChyronHego

(

CHYR

), up 4.3%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

ChyronHego

(

CHYR

) is one of the companies that pushed the Computer Software & Services industry higher today. ChyronHego was up $0.08 (4.3%) to $1.93 on light volume. Throughout the day, 36,217 shares of ChyronHego exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 49,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.85-$1.96 after having opened the day at $1.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.85.

ChyronHego Corporation provides software and hardware products and solutions that are designed to provide broadcast-quality, real-time, graphics creation, enhancement, and playout for television stations, networks, video production, and post-production markets worldwide. ChyronHego has a market cap of $72.8 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 3.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate ChyronHego a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates ChyronHego as a

TheStreet Recommends

sell

. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been unimpressive growth in net income over time.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on CHYR go as follows:

  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 253.5% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$0.92 million to -$3.24 million.
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry and the overall market, CHYRONHEGO CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for CHYRONHEGO CORP is rather high; currently it is at 61.29%. Despite the high profit margin, it has decreased significantly from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, CHYR's net profit margin of -25.68% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • CHYRONHEGO CORP has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, CHYRONHEGO CORP continued to lose money by earning -$0.30 versus -$1.31 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.06 versus -$0.30).
  • Compared to its closing price of one year ago, CHYR's share price has jumped by 32.67%, exceeding the performance of the broader market during that same time frame. Regarding the future course of this stock, we feel that the risks involved in investing in CHYR do not compensate for any future upside potential, despite the fact that it has seen nice gains over the past 12 months.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

ChyronHego Ratings Report

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At the close,

Authentidate

(

ADAT

) was up $0.07 (9.7%) to $0.75 on light volume. Throughout the day, 72,104 shares of Authentidate exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 98,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.69-$0.75 after having opened the day at $0.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.68.

Authentidate Holding Corp. provides Web-based software applications, and telehealth products and services in the United States. Authentidate has a market cap of $26.9 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 47.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Authentidate a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Authentidate as a

sell

. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on ADAT go as follows:

  • ADAT's stock share price has done very poorly compared to where it was a year ago: Despite any rallies, the net result is that it is down by 32.76%, which is also worse that the performance of the S&P 500 Index. Investors have so far failed to pay much attention to the earnings improvements the company has managed to achieve over the last quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Health Care Technology industry and the overall market, AUTHENTIDATE HOLDING CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • AUTHENTIDATE HOLDING CORP has improved earnings per share by 36.4% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has not demonstrated a clear trend in earnings over the past 2 years, making it difficult to accurately predict earnings for the coming year. During the past fiscal year, AUTHENTIDATE HOLDING CORP reported poor results of -$0.45 versus -$0.36 in the prior year.
  • 35.52% is the gross profit margin for AUTHENTIDATE HOLDING CORP which we consider to be strong. It has increased significantly from the same period last year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of -107.93% is in-line with the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to -$0.89 million or 41.27% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, AUTHENTIDATE HOLDING CORP has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -30.77%.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Authentidate Ratings Report

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GSE Systems

(

GVP

) was another company that pushed the Computer Software & Services industry higher today. GSE Systems was up $0.08 (4.7%) to $1.78 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,041 shares of GSE Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.71-$1.78 after having opened the day at $1.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.70.

GSE Systems, Inc. provides simulation, educational, and engineering solutions and services to the nuclear and fossil electric utility industry, and the chemical and petrochemical industries worldwide. GSE Systems has a market cap of $30.6 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 6.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate GSE Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates GSE Systems as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on GVP go as follows:

  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Software industry and the overall market, GSE SYSTEMS INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for GSE SYSTEMS INC is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 29.73%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -1.32% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$2.51 million or 93.58% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • GSE SYSTEMS INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has not demonstrated a clear trend in earnings over the past 2 years, making it difficult to accurately predict earnings for the coming year. During the past fiscal year, GSE SYSTEMS INC swung to a loss, reporting -$0.58 versus $0.06 in the prior year.
  • GVP, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 7.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 3.2%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

GSE Systems Ratings Report

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