Salesforce.com

(

CRM

) pushed the Computer Software & Services industry lower today making it today's featured Computer Software & Services loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.7%. By the end of trading, Salesforce.com fell $4.40 (-2.9%) to $146.21 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.5 million shares of Salesforce.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $145-$150.24 after having opened the day at $149.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $150.61. Other company's within the Computer Software & Services industry that declined today were:

Recon Technology

(

RCON

), down 11.3%,

Helios & Matheson Information Technology In

(

HMNY

), down 8.3%,

NCI

(

NCIT

), down 8%, and

F5 Networks

(

FFIV

), down 7.9%.

salesforce.com, inc. provides cloud computing and social enterprise solutions to various businesses and industries worldwide. The company delivers customer relationship management applications through Internet or cloud. Salesforce.com has a market cap of $20.73 billion and is part of the

technology

sector. Shares are up 48.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 26 analysts that rate Salesforce.com a buy, two analysts rate it a sell, and four 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, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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,

Vringo

(

VRNG

), up 24.6%,

Chyron Corporation

(

CHYR

), up 14.3%,

Netsol Technologies

(

NTWK

), up 7.8%, and

Wizzard Software Corporation

(

WZE

), up 7.7%, were all gainers within the computer software & services industry with

Automatic Data Processing

(

ADP

) 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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