The

computer software & services

industry closed the day up 1.9%.

Helios & Matheson Information Technology In

(

HMNY

),

Helios & Matheson Information Technology In

(

HMNYD

),

F5 Networks Inc

(

FFIV

), and

Onstream Media Corporation

(

ONSM

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

VMWare Inc

(

VMW

) being today's featured computer software & services winner. VMWare Inc rose $1.03 (1.1%) to $96.73 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1.8 million shares of VMWare Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares.

VMware, Inc. provides virtualization and virtualization-based cloud infrastructure solutions primarily in the United States. VMWare Inc has a market cap of $41.3 billion and is part of the

technology

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 48.4, below the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio of 65.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates VMWare as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the negative front,

Zix Corporation

(

ZIXI

),

Websense Inc

(

WBSN

),

DynaVox Inc

(

DVOX

), and

Sourcefire Inc

(

FIRE

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

Salesforce.com Inc

(

CRM

) being today's computer software & services industry Loser Spotlight stock.

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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