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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 72 points (0.4%) at 18,189 as of Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,717 issues advancing vs. 1,232 declining with 166 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Endurance International Group Holdings

(

EIGI

), down 2.6%,

Open Text

(

OTEX

), down 1.2%,

NetSuite

(

N

), down 1.3% and

Salesforce.com

(

CRM

), down 1.0%.

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

3.

Check Point Software Technologies

(

CHKP

) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Check Point Software Technologies is up $0.54 (0.7%) to $82.93 on average volume. Thus far, 460,631 shares of Check Point Software Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $82.16-$83.08 after having opened the day at $82.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.39.

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Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. develops, markets, and supports a range of software, combined hardware, and software products and services for information technology (IT) security worldwide. Check Point Software Technologies has a market cap of $15.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 4.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Check Point Software Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Check Point Software Technologies

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 expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Check Point Software Technologies Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Infosys

(

INFY

) is up $0.53 (1.5%) to $36.72 on light volume. Thus far, 495,269 shares of Infosys exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.28-$36.78 after having opened the day at $36.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.19.

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Infosys Limited provides business consulting, technology, engineering, and outsourcing services worldwide. Infosys has a market cap of $42.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 15.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Infosys a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Infosys

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, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

Infosys Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Nielsen

(

NLSN

) is up $0.32 (0.7%) to $45.95 on light volume. Thus far, 630,962 shares of Nielsen exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.60-$46.01 after having opened the day at $45.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.63.

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Nielsen N.V. provides media and marketing information, analytics, and industry expertise about what consumers watch and listen. The company operates in two segments, Buy and Watch. Nielsen has a market cap of $17.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 2.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate Nielsen a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Nielsen

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Nielsen 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

).

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