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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 6 points (0.0%) at 17,752 as of Friday, July 31, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,104 issues advancing vs. 883 declining with 149 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits up 1.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include

Ellie Mae

(

ELLI

), up 11.5%,

National Instruments

(

NATI

), up 5.3%,

Adobe Systems

(

ADBE

), up 1.8%,

Accenture

(

ACN

), up 1.1% and

Salesforce.com

(

CRM

), up 1.0%. A company within the industry that fell today was

Electronic Arts

(

EA

), up 1.6%.

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

3.

Xerox Corporation

(

XRX

) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Xerox Corporation is up $0.22 (2.0%) to $10.99 on average volume. Thus far, 5.8 million shares of Xerox Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $10.72-$10.99 after having opened the day at $10.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.77.

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Xerox Corporation provides business process and document management solutions worldwide. Xerox Corporation has a market cap of $11.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 22.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Xerox Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Xerox Corporation

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Xerox Corporation Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Check Point Software Technologies

(

CHKP

) is up $0.83 (1.0%) to $80.91 on average volume. Thus far, 584,234 shares of Check Point Software Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $79.97-$83.30 after having opened the day at $80.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.08.

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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 $15.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 1.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 15 analysts who rate Check Point Software Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 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, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

Check Point Software Technologies Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Intuit

(

INTU

) is up $0.59 (0.6%) to $106.33 on light volume. Thus far, 293,014 shares of Intuit exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $105.40-$106.48 after having opened the day at $106.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $105.74.

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Intuit Inc. provides business and financial management solutions for small businesses, consumers, and accounting professionals in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, India, and Singapore. Intuit has a market cap of $29.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 14.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Intuit a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Intuit

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full

Intuit 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

).