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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 88 points (-0.5%) at 17,785 as of Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,627 issues advancing vs. 1,333 declining with 171 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include

SciQuest

(

SQI

), up 33.4%,

Marketo

(

MKTO

), up 9.0%,

NetScout Systems

(

NTCT

), up 3.9%,

Tableau Software Inc A

(

DATA

), up 3.1% and

Medidata Solutions

(

MDSO

), up 3.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Autodesk

(

ADSK

), down 1.7%,

Broadridge Financial Solutions

(

BR

), down 1.3%,

Wipro

(

WIT

), down 1.2%,

Cadence Design Systems

(

CDNS

), down 1.1% and

Citrix Systems

(

CTXS

), down 1.1%.

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

3.

VMware

(

VMW

) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, VMware is up $0.49 (0.8%) to $60.12 on light volume. Thus far, 637,670 shares of VMware exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.64-$60.41 after having opened the day at $59.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.63.

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VMware, Inc. provides virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions in the United States and internationally. VMware has a market cap of $25.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 5.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate VMware a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 19 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

VMware

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, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

VMware Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Cerner

(

CERN

) is up $0.32 (0.6%) to $55.60 on light volume. Thus far, 590,866 shares of Cerner exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.30-$55.94 after having opened the day at $55.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.28.

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Cerner Corporation designs, develops, markets, installs, hosts, and supports health care information technology, health care devices, hardware, and content solutions for health care organizations and consumers in the United States and internationally. Cerner has a market cap of $18.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 8.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 19 analysts who rate Cerner a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Cerner

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, reasonable valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

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now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Electronic Arts

(

EA

) is up $0.82 (1.1%) to $76.52 on average volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Electronic Arts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.70-$76.55 after having opened the day at $75.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.70.

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Electronic Arts Inc. develops, markets, publishes, and distributes game software content and online services for video game consoles, Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, and tablets worldwide. The company operates through EA Studios, EA Mobile, and Maxis divisions. Electronic Arts has a market cap of $23.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 10.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 14 analysts who rate Electronic Arts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Electronic Arts

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

Electronic Arts 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

).