Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model





) pushed the Computer Software & Services industry higher today making it today's featured computer software & services winner. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Salesforce.com rose $1.69 (1.1%) to $157.98 on average volume. Throughout the day, two million shares of Salesforce.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $154.54-$158.93 after having opened the day at $155.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $156.29. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that increased today were:

Onstream Media Corporation



), up 8.8%,

CounterPath Corporation



), up 8.1%,

Chyron Corporation



), up 6.9%, and

Market Leader



), up 6.7%.

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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 $21.98 billion and is part of the


sector. Shares are up 54% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 27 analysts that rate Salesforce.com a buy, two analysts rate it a sell, and two rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Salesforce.com as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. 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 negative front,

AVG Technologies


TheStreet Recommends


), down 7.1%,

Wave Systems Corporation



), down 5.9%,

Mitek Systems



), down 5.7%, and




), down 5.7%, were all laggards within the computer software & services industry with




) being today's computer software & services industry laggard.

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