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All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 31 points (-0.2%) at 18,049 as of Monday, April 27, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,377 issues advancing vs. 1,612 declining with 170 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits down 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the industry that increased today was

SAP SE

(

SAP

), up 2.2%. A company within the industry that fell today was

Thomson Reuters

(

TRI

), up 0.8%.

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

3.

Salesforce.com

(

CRM

) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Salesforce.com is up $0.59 (0.9%) to $68.42 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Salesforce.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $67.91-$68.94 after having opened the day at $68.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.83.

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salesforce.com, inc. provides enterprise cloud computing solutions, with a focus on customer relationship management to various businesses and industries worldwide. Salesforce.com has a market cap of $44.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 15.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 25 analysts who rate Salesforce.com a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Salesforce.com

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full

Salesforce.com Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Oracle Corporation

(

ORCL

) is up $0.69 (1.6%) to $43.77 on average volume. Thus far, 5.1 million shares of Oracle Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.07-$43.95 after having opened the day at $43.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.08.

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Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, hosts, and supports database and middleware software, application software, cloud infrastructure, hardware systems, and related services worldwide. Oracle Corporation has a market cap of $189.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 4.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 15 analysts who rate Oracle Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Oracle Corporation

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Oracle Corporation Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

International Business Machines

(

IBM

) is up $1.23 (0.7%) to $171.01 on light volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of International Business Machines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $170.38-$171.49 after having opened the day at $170.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $169.78.

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International Business Machines Corporation provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. International Business Machines has a market cap of $168.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 6.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate International Business Machines a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

International Business Machines

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full

International Business Machines 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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