The

computer software & services

industry closed the day down 0.1%.

Computer Programs and Systems Inc

(

CPSI

),

Helios & Matheson Information Technology In

(

HMNYD

),

Helios & Matheson Information Technology In

(

HMNY

), and

Avid Technology Inc

(

AVID

) were all decliners today within the computer software & services industry with

Electronic Arts Inc

(

ERTS

) being today's featured computer software & services loser. Electronic Arts Inc fell 40 cents (-1.6%) to $24.10 on average volume. Throughout the day, 9.4 million shares of Electronic Arts Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.3 million shares.

Electronic Arts Inc. develops, markets, publishes, and distributes game software and content for video game consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, tablets and electronic readers, hand held game players, and the Internet. Electronic Arts Inc has a market cap of $8.1 billion and is part of the

technology

sector. Shares are up 49.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Electronic Arts as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall.

On the positive front,

CyberDefender

(

CYDE

),

MedAssets Inc

(

MDAS

),

WebMediaBrands Inc

(

WEBM

), and

JDA Software Group Inc

(

JDAS

) were all gainers within the computer software & services industry with

Salesforce.com Inc

(

CRM

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

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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