5 Stocks Pushing The Computer Software & Services Industry Lower

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 9 points (-0.1%) at 12,786 as of Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,471 issues advancing vs. 1,424 declining with 128 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Nuance Communications ( NUAN), down 5.3%, Infosys ( INFY), down 3.1%, Wipro ( WIT), down 1.8% and Red Hat ( RHT), down 1.4%.

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

5. Intuit ( INTU) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Intuit is down $0.56 (-0.9%) to $58.39 on light volume Thus far, 615,262 shares of Intuit exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.33-$58.90 after having opened the day at $58.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.95.

Intuit Inc. provides business and financial management solutions for small businesses, consumers, accounting professionals, and financial institutions primarily in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India, and Singapore. Intuit has a market cap of $17.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Intuit a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Intuit as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Intuit Ratings Report now.

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