The computer software & services industry closed the day up 1.9%. DynaVox Inc ( DVOX), China TransInfo Technology Corporation ( CTFO), Glu Mobile Inc ( GLUU), and Recon Technology ( RCON) were all winners today within the computer software & services industry with Oracle Corporation ( ORCL) being today's featured computer software & services winner. Oracle Corporation rose 71 cents (2.3%) to $31.85 on light volume. Throughout the day, 22 million shares of Oracle Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 41.4 million shares.

Oracle Corporation, an enterprise software company, develops, manufactures, markets, distributes, and services database and middleware software, applications software, and hardware systems worldwide. Oracle Corporation has a market cap of $156.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18, above the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio of 17.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Oracle as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. 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, Rosetta Stone Inc ( RST), Majesco Entertainment Company ( COOL), Cimatron ( CIMT), and WebMediaBrands Inc ( WEBM) were all losers within the computer software & services industry with Changyou.com ( CYOU) 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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