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The Computer Software & Services industry as a whole closed the day up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.7%. Laggards within the Computer Software & Services industry included

GRAVITY

(

GRVY

), down 2.3%,

Cover-All Technologies

(

COVR

), down 2.2%,

Intelligent Systems

(

INS

), down 3.3%,

MGT Capital Investments

(

TheStreet Recommends

MGT

), down 6.5% and

ChyronHego

(

CHYR

), down 2.7%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks that pushed the industry lower today:

Advent Software

(

ADVS

) is one of the companies that pushed the Computer Software & Services industry lower today. Advent Software was down $0.85 (2.6%) to $31.68 on average volume. Throughout the day, 217,223 shares of Advent Software exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 279,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $31.42-$32.47 after having opened the day at $32.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.53.

Advent Software, Inc. provides software products and services for automating and integrating data and work flows across the investment management organization, as well as between the investment management organization and external parties worldwide. Advent Software has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 6.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Advent Software a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

Advent Software

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on ADVS go as follows:

  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 7.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 4.7%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to $20.71 million or 21.56% when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of 10.44%.
  • The gross profit margin for ADVENT SOFTWARE INC is currently very high, coming in at 75.29%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Despite the strong results of the gross profit margin, ADVS's net profit margin of 11.24% significantly trails the industry average.
  • Reflecting the weaknesses we have cited, including the decline in the company's earnings per share, ADVS has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 5.72% from its price level of one year ago. Turning toward the future, the fact that the stock has come down in price over the past year should not necessarily be interpreted as a negative; it could be one of the factors that may help make the stock attractive down the road. Right now, however, we believe that it is too soon to buy.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed against the S&P 500 and did not exceed that of the Software industry. The net income has decreased by 9.5% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, dropping from $12.04 million to $10.89 million.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Advent Software Ratings Report

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At the close,

ChyronHego

(

CHYR

) was down $0.05 (2.7%) to $1.78 on average volume. Throughout the day, 73,029 shares of ChyronHego exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 51,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.75-$1.96 after having opened the day at $1.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.83.

ChyronHego Corporation provides software and hardware products and solutions that are designed to provide broadcast-quality, real-time, graphics creation, enhancement, and playout for television stations, networks, video production, and post-production markets worldwide. ChyronHego has a market cap of $64.3 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 13.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate ChyronHego a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

ChyronHego

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on CHYR go as follows:

  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 253.5% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$0.92 million to -$3.24 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$0.89 million or 3931.81% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry and the overall market, CHYRONHEGO CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for CHYRONHEGO CORP is rather high; currently it is at 67.10%. Regardless of CHYR's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, CHYR's net profit margin of -25.68% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • CHYR's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.16 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Although the company had a strong debt-to-equity ratio, its quick ratio of 0.81 is somewhat weak and could be cause for future problems.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

ChyronHego Ratings Report

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Cover-All Technologies

(

COVR

) was another company that pushed the Computer Software & Services industry lower today. Cover-All Technologies was down $0.03 (2.2%) to $1.31 on average volume. Throughout the day, 16,612 shares of Cover-All Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 17,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.23-$1.38 after having opened the day at $1.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.34.

Cover-All Technologies Inc., through its subsidiary, Cover-All Systems, Inc., licenses and maintains software products for the property/casualty insurance industry in the United States and Puerto Rico. Cover-All Technologies has a market cap of $34.4 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 7.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Cover-All Technologies

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on COVR go as follows:

  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Software industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 38.4% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $0.71 million to $0.43 million.
  • Current return on equity is lower than its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of weakness within the company. Compared to other companies in the Software industry and the overall market, COVER-ALL TECHNOLOGIES INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • In its most recent trading session, COVR has closed at a price level that was not very different from its closing price of one year earlier. This is probably due to its weak earnings growth as well as other mixed factors. The fact that the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings is not reason enough to justify a buy rating at this time.
  • COVER-ALL TECHNOLOGIES INC's earnings per share declined by 33.3% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has not demonstrated a clear trend in earnings over the past 2 years, making it difficult to accurately predict earnings for the coming year. During the past fiscal year, COVER-ALL TECHNOLOGIES INC continued to lose money by earning -$0.10 versus -$0.20 in the prior year.
  • The revenue fell significantly faster than the industry average of 7.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 24.4%. The declining revenue appears to have seeped down to the company's bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Cover-All Technologies Ratings Report

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