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) pushed the Computer Software & Services industry lower today making it today's featured Computer Software & Services laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Salesforce.com fell $1.94 (-3.5%) to $52.75 on average volume. Throughout the day, 8,318,783 shares of Salesforce.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,625,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $51.85-$54.14 after having opened the day at $53.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.69. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that declined today were:

NQ Mobile



), down 7.3%,

Helios and Matheson Analytics



), down 6.8%,

CounterPath Corporation



), down 6.5% and




), down 6.4%.

salesforce.com, inc. provides enterprise cloud computing solutions to various businesses and industries worldwide. Salesforce.com has a market cap of $32.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 30.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 23 analysts that rate Salesforce.com a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates


as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good.

On the positive front,

Giant Interactive Group

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), up 12.6%,

TigerLogic Corporation



), up 9.4%,




), up 6.4% and

Smith Micro Software



), up 6.4% , were all gainers within the computer software & services industry with




) being today's featured computer software & services industry leader.

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