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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 0.6%. By the end of trading, Oracle Corporation rose $0.36 (1.0%) to $35.29 on average volume. Throughout the day, 15,086,368 shares of Oracle Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 19,072,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $35.02-$35.40 after having opened the day at $35.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.93. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that increased today were:

Benefitfocus

(

BNFT

), up 11.5%,

GlobalSCAPE Incorporated

(

GSB

), up 8.4%,

BOS Better Online Solutions

(

BOSC

), up 7.5% and

CounterPath Corporation

(

CPAH

), 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 $158.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Oracle Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 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 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,

Velti

(

VELT

), down 26.9%,

EFuture Information Technology

(

EFUT

), down 4.3%,

Smith Micro Software

(

SMSI

), down 3.7% and

Wave Systems Corporation

(

WAVX

), down 3.4% , were all laggards within the computer software & services industry with

Electronic Arts

(

EA

) 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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