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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 16 points (-0.1%) at 18,014 as of Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,633 issues advancing vs. 1,298 declining with 185 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Qihoo 360 Technology

(

QIHU

), down 3.4%, and

Catamaran

(

CTRX

), down 0.9%. Top gainers within the industry include

Splunk

(

SPLK

), up 2.2%,

Infosys

(

INFY

), up 1.3%,

Check Point Software Technologies

(

CHKP

), up 1.2% and

Intuit

(

INTU

), up 0.8%.

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

3.

HealthStream

(

HSTM

) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, HealthStream is down $3.78 (-12.4%) to $26.58 on heavy volume. Thus far, 512,901 shares of HealthStream exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 111,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.00-$29.53 after having opened the day at $29.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.36.

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HealthStream, Inc. provides suite of software-as-a-service solutions for the healthcare industry in the United States. The company operates in two segments, HealthStream Workforce Development Solutions and HealthStream Research/Patient Experience Solutions. HealthStream has a market cap of $810.5 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 3.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate HealthStream a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

HealthStream

as a

buy

TST Recommends

. 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, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

HealthStream Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Rackspace Hosting

(

RAX

) is down $1.38 (-2.7%) to $49.74 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Rackspace Hosting exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.72-$50.67 after having opened the day at $50.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.12.

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Rackspace Hosting, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides cloud computing services and managing Web-based IT systems for small and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises worldwide. Rackspace Hosting has a market cap of $7.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 9.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Rackspace Hosting a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Rackspace Hosting

as a

buy

. 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, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

Rackspace Hosting Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Activision Blizzard

(

ATVI

) is down $0.16 (-0.7%) to $23.25 on light volume. Thus far, 2.8 million shares of Activision Blizzard exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.00-$23.34 after having opened the day at $23.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.41.

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Activision Blizzard, Inc. publishes online, personal computer (PC), video game console, handheld, mobile, and tablet games. The company operates through three segments: Activision, Blizzard, and Distribution. Activision Blizzard has a market cap of $16.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 16.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 18 analysts that rate Activision Blizzard a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Activision Blizzard

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, revenue growth and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

Activision Blizzard 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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