5 Stocks Pushing The Computer Software & Services Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 46 points (-0.4%) at 12,524 as of Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 826 issues advancing vs. 2,151 declining with 91 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Velti ( VELT), down 32.4%, F5 Networks ( FFIV), down 1.9%, Red Hat ( RHT), down 1.0%, Wipro ( WIT), down 1.1% and Sap AG ADR ( SAP), down 0.8%. Top gainers within the industry include Catamaran ( CTRX), up 1.2%, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation ( CTSH), up 0.8% and Automatic Data Processing ( ADP), up 0.3%.

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

5. Nielsen Holdings ( NLSN) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Nielsen Holdings is down $0.39 (-1.4%) to $27.78 on light volume Thus far, 207,818 shares of Nielsen Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.77-$28.37 after having opened the day at $28.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.17.

Nielsen Holdings N.V., through its subsidiary, The Nielsen Company B.V., operates as an information and measurement company worldwide. Nielsen Holdings has a market cap of $10.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Nielsen Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nielsen Holdings as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been the stock's relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. Get the full Nielsen Holdings Ratings Report now.

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