Iron Mountain Inc ( IRM) pushed the Computer Software & Services industry higher today making it today's featured computer software & services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.8%. By the end of trading, Iron Mountain Inc rose 29 cents (1%) to $29.63 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.1 million shares of Iron Mountain Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of two million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $29.48-$29.93 after having opened the day at $29.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.34. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that increased today were: Helios & Matheson Information Technology In ( HMNY), up 16.2%, Helios & Matheson Information Technology In ( HMNYD), up 16.2%, WebMD Health Corporation ( WBMD), up 10%, and Cimatron ( CIMT), up 9.5%.

Iron Mountain Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides information management and related services for various media in North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. Iron Mountain Inc has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 408.1, above the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio of 14.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 17.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Iron Mountain as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value.

On the negative front, Recon Technology ( RCON), down 17.5%, Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution ( KONE), down 15%, Bridgeline Digital Inc ( BLIN), down 9.9%, and THQ Inc ( THQI), down 8.5%, were all losers within the computer software & services industry with F5 Networks Inc ( FFIV) being today's computer software & services industry loser.

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