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Cerner Corporation



) pushed the Computer Software & Services industry lower today making it today's featured Computer Software & Services laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.5%. By the end of trading, Cerner Corporation fell $1.24 (-1.8%) to $69.19 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.5 million shares of Cerner Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $68.62-$70.37 after having opened the day at $70.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.43. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that declined today were:

Avid Technology



), down 18.1%,

Wireless Ronin Technologies



), down 14.5%,

China Mobile Games and Entertainment Group



), down 13.3%, and




), down 8.4%.

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Cerner Corporation designs, develops, markets, installs, hosts, and supports healthcare information technology, healthcare devices, and content solutions for healthcare organizations and consumers worldwide. Cerner Corporation has a market cap of $12.34 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.5, above the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio of 35.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 15% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are nine analysts that rate Cerner Corporation a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and seven rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cerner Corporation as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the positive front,

Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution



), up 17.9%,

BOS Better Online Solutions



), up 9.4%,

Datalink Corporation



), up 5.7%, and




), up 4.8%, were all gainers within the computer software & services industry with

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation



) being today's featured computer software & services industry leader.

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