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Electronic Arts



) pushed the Computer Software & Services industry higher today making it today's featured computer software & services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Electronic Arts rose $0.90 (4.1%) to $22.65 on average volume. Throughout the day, 5,804,615 shares of Electronic Arts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,068,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $21.50-$22.70 after having opened the day at $21.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.75. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that increased today were:

China Information Technology



), up 23.6%,

Shanda Games



), up 16.1%,

China Digital TV



), up 14.3% and

Chyron Corporation



), up 11.0%.

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Electronic Arts Inc. develops, markets, publishes, and distributes game software content and services for video game consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, tablets and electronic readers, and the Internet. Electronic Arts has a market cap of $6.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 51.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Electronic Arts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Electronic Arts as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front,

BOS Better Online Solutions



), down 15.0%,

Webmedia Brands



), down 8.8%,




), down 8.4% and

Konami Corporation



), down 7.5% , were all laggards within the computer software & services industry with

Microsoft Corporation



) being today's computer software & services industry laggard.

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