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Salesforce.com

(

CRM

) 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 0.6%. By the end of trading, Salesforce.com fell $3.85 (-5.8%) to $62.37 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 18,820,892 shares of Salesforce.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,782,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $60.97-$67.00 after having opened the day at $66.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.22. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that declined today were:

Pros Holdings

(

PRO

), down 16.1%,

Magic Software

(

MGIC

), down 10.4%,

NQ Mobile

(

NQ

), down 8.5% and

RingCentral

(

RNG

), down 8.0%.

salesforce.com, inc. provides enterprise cloud computing solutions to various businesses and industries worldwide. Salesforce.com has a market cap of $38.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 20.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 23 analysts that rate Salesforce.com a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Salesforce.com

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet.

On the positive front,

The9

TheStreet Recommends

(

NCTY

), up 13.4%,

Perfect World Co. Ltd. ADR repr Class B

(

PWRD

), up 11.8%,

Mam Software Group

(

MAMS

), up 9.5% and

Daegis

(

DAEG

), up 9.3% , were all gainers within the computer software & services industry with

Nielsen Holdings

(

NLSN

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

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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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