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Oracle Corporation

(

ORCL

) 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, Oracle Corporation rose $0.57 (1.8%) to $32.34 on light volume. Throughout the day, 18,650,946 shares of Oracle Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 27,368,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $31.76-$32.60 after having opened the day at $31.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.77. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that increased today were:

Cimatron

(

CIMT

), up 19.0%,

Velti

(

VELT

), up 10.6%,

Merge Healthcare

(

MRGE

), up 8.3% and

3D Systems Corporation

(

DDD

), up 7.1%.

Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, hosts, and supports database and middleware software, applications software, and hardware systems. Oracle Corporation has a market cap of $150.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 4.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 19 analysts that rate Oracle Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Oracle Corporation

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the negative front,

EFuture Information Technology

(

EFUT

), down 10.3%,

Astea International

(

ATEA

), down 9.3%,

TigerLogic Corporation

(

TIGR

), down 7.8% and

GlobalSCAPE Incorporated

(

GSB

), down 5.1% , were all laggards within the computer software & services industry with

Symantec

(

SYMC

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

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(

IGV

) while those bearish on the computer software & services industry could consider

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(

REW

).

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