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All three major indices traded up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 27 points (0.2%) at 16,518 as of Monday, May 19, 2014, 3:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,874 issues advancing vs. 1,111 declining with 157 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry as a whole closed the day up 1.1% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.4%. Top gainers within the Computer Software & Services industry included

TSR

(

TSRI

), up 1.7%,

GSE Systems

(

GVP

), up 3.6%,

Astea International

TheStreet Recommends

(

ATEA

), up 5.6%,

Majesco Entertainment

(

COOL

), up 1.6% and

Bridgeline Digital

(

BLIN

), up 3.9%.

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

Bridgeline Digital

(

BLIN

) is one of the companies that pushed the Computer Software & Services industry higher today. Bridgeline Digital was up $0.03 (3.9%) to $0.80 on average volume. Throughout the day, 131,236 shares of Bridgeline Digital exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 141,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.78-$0.81 after having opened the day at $0.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.77.

Bridgeline Digital, Inc. develops iAPPS Web engagement management product platform and related digital solutions in the United States. Its iAPPS platform enables companies and developers to create Websites, Web applications, and online stores. Bridgeline Digital has a market cap of $16.5 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 27.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Bridgeline Digital a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Bridgeline Digital as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on BLIN 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 Internet Software & Services industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 236.8% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$0.69 million to -$2.31 million.
  • 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 Internet Software & Services industry and the overall market, BRIDGELINE DIGITAL INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The share price of BRIDGELINE DIGITAL INC has not done very well: it is down 24.59% and has underperformed the S&P 500, in part reflecting the company's sharply declining earnings per share when compared to the year-earlier quarter. The fact that the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings is not reason enough to justify a buy rating at this time.
  • BRIDGELINE DIGITAL INC 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. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. However, the consensus estimate suggests that this trend should reverse in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, BRIDGELINE DIGITAL INC reported poor results of -$0.23 versus -$0.07 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings (-$0.15 versus -$0.23).
  • The revenue fell significantly faster than the industry average of 21.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 11.7%. The declining revenue appears to have seeped down to the company's bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Bridgeline Digital Ratings Report

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At the close,

Majesco Entertainment

(

COOL

) was up $0.01 (1.6%) to $0.38 on light volume. Throughout the day, 33,809 shares of Majesco Entertainment exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 235,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.36-$0.38 after having opened the day at $0.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.37.

Majesco Entertainment Company provides video game products primarily for family oriented, casual-game consumers worldwide. Majesco Entertainment has a market cap of $17.7 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 37.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Majesco Entertainment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Majesco Entertainment as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on COOL 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 Software industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 110.7% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$2.14 million to -$4.51 million.
  • 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, MAJESCO ENTERTAINMENT CO's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for MAJESCO ENTERTAINMENT CO is rather low; currently it is at 15.45%. It has decreased significantly from the same period last year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -20.57% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to $1.02 million or 88.36% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 44.95%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 100.00% compared to the year-earlier 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.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Majesco Entertainment 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 $0.06 (3.6%) to $1.72 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 23,836 shares of GSE Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.70-$1.80 after having opened the day at $1.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.66.

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 Friday. 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, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

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.
  • In its most recent trading session, GVP has closed at a price level that was not very different from its closing price of one year earlier. This is probably due to its weak earnings growth as well as other mixed factors. Turning toward the future, the fact that the stock has come down in price over the past year should not necessarily be interpreted as a negative; it could be one of the factors that may help make the stock attractive down the road. Right now, however, we believe that it is too soon to buy.
  • 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.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

GSE Systems Ratings Report

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