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NCR Corporation



) 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 down 0.3%. By the end of trading, NCR Corporation rose 66 cents (3%) to $23.05 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.3 million shares of NCR Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $22.60-$23.10 after having opened the day at $22.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.39. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that increased today were:

Recon Technology



), up 13%,




), up 11.6%,




), up 10%, and

BOS Better Online Solutions



), up 7.6%.

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NCR Corporation provides products and services that enable businesses to connect, interact, and transact with their customers worldwide. NCR Corporation has a market cap of $3.47 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 31.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are five analysts that rate NCR Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and three rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates NCR Corporation as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

On the negative front,

Intellicheck Mobilisa



), down 9.7%,

GlobalSCAPE Incorporated



), down 7.5%,

Nuance Communications



), down 6.8%, and




), down 6.8%, were all laggards within the computer software & services industry with

Citrix Systems



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

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