The

computer software & services

industry closed the day down 1.9%.

Interactive Intelligence Group Inc

(

ININ

),

Netsol Technologies Inc

(

NTWK

),

Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution

(

KONE

), and

Asiainfo-Linkage Inc

(

ASIA

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

Salesforce.com Inc

(

CRM

) being today's featured computer software & services loser. Salesforce.com Inc fell $2.97 (-2.2%) to $129.56 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2.1 million shares of Salesforce.com Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of three million shares.

salesforce.com, inc. provides customer and collaboration relationship management (CRM) services to various businesses and industries worldwide. It also offers a technology platform for customers and developers to build and run business applications. Salesforce.com Inc has a market cap of $17.5 billion and is part of the

technology

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 646.5, below the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio of 680.5 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Salesforce.com as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.

On the positive front,

Unisys Corporation

(

UIS

),

Bridgeline Digital Inc

(

BLIN

),

Fortinet Inc

(

FTNT

), and

Allot Communications

(

ALLT

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

RightNow Technologies Inc

(

RNOW

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

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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