5 Stocks Pushing The Computer Software & Services Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 163 points (1.2%) at 13,275 as of Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, 12:34 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,126 issues advancing vs. 762 declining with 145 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Computer Sciences Corporation ( CSC), up 16.3%, Salesforce.com ( CRM), up 2.2%, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation ( CTSH), up 1.3% and Oracle Corporation ( ORCL), up 1.7%. A company within the industry that fell today was Wipro ( WIT), up 0.7%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. Sap AG ADR ( SAP) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Sap AG ADR is up $0.92 (1.3%) to $73.87 on light volume Thus far, 275,925 shares of Sap AG ADR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.26-$73.91 after having opened the day at $73.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $72.95.

SAP AG provides enterprise application software and software-related services worldwide. Sap AG ADR has a market cap of $86.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 37.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Sap AG ADR a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sap AG ADR as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Sap AG ADR Ratings Report now.

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