3 Stocks Pushing The Computer Software & Services Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 50 points (0.3%) at 14,379 as of Friday, March 8, 2013, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,811 issues advancing vs. 1,063 declining with 140 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Activision Blizzard ( ATVI), down 1.3%, and Sap AG ADR ( SAP), down 0.6%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. Thomson Reuters Corporation ( TRI) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Thomson Reuters Corporation is down $0.17 (-0.6%) to $30.57 on light volume Thus far, 245,422 shares of Thomson Reuters Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 890,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.51-$31.08 after having opened the day at $30.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.74.

Thomson Reuters Corporation provides intelligent information for businesses and professionals worldwide. Thomson Reuters Corporation has a market cap of $25.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Thomson Reuters Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Thomson Reuters Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Thomson Reuters Corporation Ratings Report now.

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