3 Stocks Advancing The Computer Software & Services Industry - TheStreet

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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 6 points (0.0%) at 17,798 as of Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,309 issues advancing vs. 1,608 declining with 176 unchanged.

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

Sabre Corporation

(

SABR

), down 4.6%,

SS&C Technologies Holdings

(

SSNC

), down 2.6%,

VeriSign

(

VRSN

), down 2.1%,

Activision Blizzard

(

ATVI

), down 1.5% and

Fidelity National Information Services

(

FIS

), down 1.3%.

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

3.

Nuance Communications

(

NUAN

) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Nuance Communications is up $0.30 (1.5%) to $20.62 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of Nuance Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.10-$20.64 after having opened the day at $20.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.31.

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Nuance Communications, Inc. provides voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers worldwide. Nuance Communications has a market cap of $6.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 42.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Nuance Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Nuance Communications

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's net income has been quite unimpressive. Get the full

Nuance Communications Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

AthenaHealth

(

ATHN

) is up $4.53 (2.9%) to $162.90 on average volume. Thus far, 274,807 shares of AthenaHealth exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 497,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $158.13-$163.48 after having opened the day at $158.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $158.37.

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athenahealth, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a business services company that provides ongoing billing, clinical-related, and other related services to medical group practices and health systems in the United States. AthenaHealth has a market cap of $6.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 8.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate AthenaHealth a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

AthenaHealth

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, robust revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including premium valuation and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

AthenaHealth Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Workday

(

WDAY

) is up $1.46 (1.8%) to $81.94 on light volume. Thus far, 325,597 shares of Workday exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $79.85-$82.00 after having opened the day at $80.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.48.

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Workday, Inc. provides enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources in the United States and internationally. It offers applications for customers to manage critical business functions that enable them to optimize their financial and human capital resources. Workday has a market cap of $9.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 1.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 18 analysts who rate Workday a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Workday

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. Get the full

Workday 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

).