4 Stocks Pushing The Computer Software & Services Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 14 points (0.1%) at 12,892 as of Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,435 issues advancing vs. 1,435 declining with 148 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.0%. A company within the industry that increased today was Oracle Corporation ( ORCL), up 0.7%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

4. 3D Systems Corporation ( DDD) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, 3D Systems Corporation is up $2.37 (5.2%) to $47.61 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.3 million shares of 3D Systems Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.65-$47.95 after having opened the day at $44.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.24.

3D Systems Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and servicing of 3D printers and related products, print materials, and services. 3D Systems Corporation has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 68.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 214.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate 3D Systems Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates 3D Systems Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full 3D Systems Corporation Ratings Report now.

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