4 Stocks Pushing The Computer Software & Services Industry Higher

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 51 points (0.4%) at 13,835 as of Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,532 issues advancing vs. 1,325 declining with 146 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Wipro ( WIT), down 1.4%, Sap AG ADR ( SAP), down 1.5% and Catamaran ( CTRX), down 1.3%.

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

4. Cerner Corporation ( CERN) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Cerner Corporation is up $0.89 (1.0%) to $86.27 on light volume Thus far, 212,018 shares of Cerner Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 844,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $85.59-$86.73 after having opened the day at $85.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $85.38.

Cerner Corporation designs, develops, markets, installs, hosts, and supports healthcare information technology, healthcare devices, and content solutions for healthcare organizations and consumers worldwide. Cerner Corporation has a market cap of $15.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 38.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Cerner Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cerner Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Cerner Corporation Ratings Report now.

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