CommVault Systems Inc. (CVLT): Today's Featured Computer Software & Services Winner

CommVault Systems ( CVLT) 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, CommVault Systems rose $3.41 (6.7%) to $54.13 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1.6 million shares of CommVault Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 437,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $49.81-$55.49 after having opened the day at $55.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.72. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that increased today were: Rosetta Stone ( RST), up 18.9%, Sapiens International Corporation ( SPNS), up 12.9%, CIBER ( CBR), up 11.7%, and Wizzard Software Corporation ( WZE), up 10.4%.

CommVault Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides data and information management software applications and related services primarily in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. CommVault Systems has a market cap of $2.27 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 90.2, equal to the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are five analysts that rate CommVault Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and seven rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CommVault Systems 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, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, Merge Healthcare ( MRGE), down 36.2%, Synchronoss Technologies ( SNCR), down 28.6%, BOS Better Online Solutions ( BOSC), down 16.3%, and Dun & Bradstreet Corporation ( DNB), down 14.1%, were all losers within the computer software & services industry with F5 Networks ( FFIV) being today's computer software & services industry loser.

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