4 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 18 points (-0.1%) at 13,964 as of Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,305 issues advancing vs. 1,524 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Wipro ( WIT), down 2.3%, and Infosys ( INFY), down 0.8%.

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

4. Nielsen Holdings ( NLSN) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Nielsen Holdings is down $0.98 (-2.9%) to $32.74 on average volume Thus far, 844,408 shares of Nielsen Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.38-$32.97 after having opened the day at $31.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.72.

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 $12.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.8, equal to the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 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. The area that we feel has been the company's primary weakness has been its generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Nielsen Holdings Ratings Report now.

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