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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 22 points (0.1%) at 17,388 as of Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, 2:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,085 issues advancing vs. 1,951 declining with 143 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Konami

(

KNM

), down 5.1%,

Activision Blizzard

(

ATVI

), down 1.6% and

SAP SE

(

SAP

), down 0.7%.

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

3.

Sykes

(

SYKE

) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Sykes is up $2.65 (12.4%) to $24.05 on heavy volume. Thus far, 480,671 shares of Sykes exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 191,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.34-$24.46 after having opened the day at $22.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.40.

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Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated and its subsidiaries provide outsourced customer contact management solutions and services in the business process outsourcing arena primarily in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Australia, the Asia Pacific Rim, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Sykes has a market cap of $943.2 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 1.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Sykes a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Sykes

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, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

Sykes Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Interactive Intelligence Group

(

ININ

) is up $4.69 (9.8%) to $52.39 on heavy volume. Thus far, 613,377 shares of Interactive Intelligence Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 127,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.06-$55.65 after having opened the day at $54.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.70.

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Interactive Intelligence Group, Inc. provides contact center, unified communications, and business process automation services. It offers Interactive Intelligence Customer Interaction Center (CIC), a single platform and a pre-integrated all-in-one application solution for IP telephony. Interactive Intelligence Group has a market cap of $1.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 29.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Interactive Intelligence Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Interactive Intelligence Group

as a

sell

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

Interactive Intelligence Group Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Automatic Data Processing

(

ADP

) is up $1.53 (1.9%) to $83.27 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Automatic Data Processing exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $82.00-$83.34 after having opened the day at $82.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.74.

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Automatic Data Processing, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides technology-based outsourcing solutions to employers worldwide. The company operates through Employer Services and Professional Employer Organization (PEO) Services segments. Automatic Data Processing has a market cap of $39.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 1.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Automatic Data Processing a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Automatic Data Processing

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, expanding profit margins, notable return on equity 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

Automatic Data Processing 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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