The computer software & services industry closed the day down 2.2%. CyberDefender ( CYDE), MedQuist Holdings Inc ( MEDH), DynaVox Inc ( DVOX), and Servicesource International ( SREV) 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 $2.15 (-1.7%) to $127.39 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1.9 million shares of Salesforce.com Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 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 $17.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 659, below the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio of 666.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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, icad Inc ( ICAD), Ninetowns Technology Group Company ( NINE), Shanda Games ( GAME), and Bitstream Inc ( BITS) were all gainers within the computer software & services industry with Majesco Entertainment Company ( COOL) 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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