Infosys Ltd (INFY): Today's Featured Computer Software & Services Winner

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Infosys ( INFY) 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 0.2%. By the end of trading, Infosys rose 92 cents (1.9%) to $49.46 on average volume. Throughout the day, two million shares of Infosys exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $49.03-$49.89 after having opened the day at $49.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.54. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that increased today were: Versant Corporation ( VSNT), up 15.7%, Exa ( EXA), up 8.3%, Wave Systems Corporation ( WAVX), up 6.3%, and Wireless Ronin Technologies ( RNIN), up 5.4%.
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Infosys Limited provides business consulting, technology, engineering, and outsourcing services worldwide. Infosys has a market cap of $27.27 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.9, above the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio of 15.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 7.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are three analysts that rate Infosys a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Infosys as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year.

On the negative front, Chyron Corporation ( CHYR), down 10%, Mitek Systems ( MITK), down 9.3%, Helios & Matheson Information Technology In ( HMNY), down 6.5%, and Proofpoint ( PFPT), down 6.1%, were all laggards within the computer software & services industry with VMWare ( VMW) being today's computer software & services industry laggard.

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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