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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 36 points (-0.2%) at 15,908 as of Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,930 issues advancing vs. 1,011 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include

Citrix Systems

(

CTXS

), up 6.8%,

Nielsen Holdings

(

NLSN

), up 2.0%,

Cognizant Technology Solutions

(

CTSH

), up 1.1% and

Oracle

(

ORCL

), up 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

ServiceNow

(

NOW

), down 20.4%,

Mobileye

(

MBLY

), down 4.4%,

Salesforce.com

(

CRM

), down 2.7%,

Activision Blizzard

(

ATVI

), down 2.0% and

Adobe Systems

(

ADBE

), down 1.7%.

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

3.

MicroStrategy

(

MSTR

) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, MicroStrategy is up $25.57 (18.0%) to $167.96 on heavy volume. Thus far, 422,109 shares of MicroStrategy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 132,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $160.83-$173.77 after having opened the day at $162.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $142.39.

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MicroStrategy Incorporated designs, develops, markets, and sells enterprise-ready analytics, mobile, and security software platforms worldwide. MicroStrategy has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 17.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate MicroStrategy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

MicroStrategy

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

MicroStrategy Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Thomson Reuters

(

TRI

) is up $0.51 (1.4%) to $36.77 on average volume. Thus far, 366,300 shares of Thomson Reuters exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 901,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.45-$36.89 after having opened the day at $36.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.26.

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Thomson Reuters Corporation provides intelligent information for businesses and professionals worldwide. The company sells electronic content and services to professionals primarily on a subscription basis. Thomson Reuters has a market cap of $28.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 3.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Thomson Reuters a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Thomson Reuters

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

Thomson Reuters Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Check Point Software Technologies

(

CHKP

) is up $1.30 (1.7%) to $76.50 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Check Point Software Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.18-$79.95 after having opened the day at $78.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.20.

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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 $14.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 6.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Check Point Software Technologies a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 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, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Check Point Software Technologies 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

).