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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 28 points (-0.2%) at 16,647 as of Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,518 issues advancing vs. 1,472 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

3D Systems

(

DDD

), down 10.7%,

Infosys

(

INFY

), down 3.7% and

Wipro

(

WIT

), down 0.8%.

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

3.

Accenture

(

ACN

) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Accenture is down $0.63 (-0.8%) to $79.47 on light volume. Thus far, 891,938 shares of Accenture exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $79.47-$80.15 after having opened the day at $80.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.10.

Accenture plc provides management consulting, technology, and business process outsourcing (BPO) services worldwide. The company operates through Communications, Media & Technology; Financial Services; Health & Public Service; Products; and Resources segments. Accenture has a market cap of $62.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 3.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Accenture a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Accenture

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Accenture Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Salesforce.com

(

CRM

) is down $0.70 (-1.3%) to $53.66 on average volume. Thus far, 3.5 million shares of Salesforce.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.36-$54.36 after having opened the day at $54.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.36.

salesforce.com, inc. provides enterprise cloud computing solutions to various businesses and industries worldwide. Salesforce.com has a market cap of $32.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 3.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 26 analysts that rate Salesforce.com a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 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, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full

Salesforce.com Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

International Business Machines

(

IBM

) is down $1.55 (-0.8%) to $183.23 on average volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of International Business Machines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $182.94-$184.88 after having opened the day at $184.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $184.78.

International Business Machines Corporation provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. International Business Machines has a market cap of $188.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 1.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate International Business Machines a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

International Business Machines

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. 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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