The

computer software & services

industry closed the day up 1.1%.

RealNetworks Inc

(

RNWK

),

Computer Task Group Inc

(

CTGX

),

Vringo Inc

(

VRNG

), and

Jingwei Internat

(

JNGW

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

Nuance Communications Inc

(

NUAN

) being today's featured computer software & services winner. Nuance Communications Inc rose 66 cents (3.2%) to $21.04 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 4.3 million shares of Nuance Communications Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares.

Nuance Communications, Inc. provides voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers worldwide. Nuance Communications Inc has a market cap of $6.4 billion and is part of the

technology

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 149.3, equal to the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio 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 Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nuance as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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 negative front,

TheStreet Recommends

Recon Technology

(

RCON

),

BluePhoenix Solutions

(

BPHX

),

Datalink Corporation

(

DTLK

), and

Shanda Interactive Entertainment

(

SNDA

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

Park City Group Inc

(

PCYG

) being today's computer software & services industry Loser Spotlight stock.

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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