5 Stocks Pulling The Computer Software & Services Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 73 points (0.5%) at 14,495 as of Friday, March 22, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,725 issues advancing vs. 1,132 declining with 170 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. A company within the industry that increased today was Sap AG ADR ( SAP), up 0.5%.

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

5. TIBCO Software ( TIBX) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, TIBCO Software is down $3.38 (-14.6%) to $19.79 on heavy volume Thus far, 13.5 million shares of TIBCO Software exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.15-$19.98 after having opened the day at $19.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.17.

TIBCO Software Inc. provides middleware and infrastructure software worldwide. It offers products in the areas of service-oriented architecture (SOA) and core infrastructure; business optimization; and process automation and collaboration. TIBCO Software has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate TIBCO Software a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates TIBCO Software as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full TIBCO Software Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Informatica Corporation ( INFA) is down $2.04 (-5.7%) to $33.82 on heavy volume Thus far, 2.6 million shares of Informatica Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.37-$34.70 after having opened the day at $34.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.86.

Informatica Corporation provides enterprise data integration and data quality software and services worldwide. Informatica Corporation has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 44.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Informatica Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Informatica Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Informatica Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation ( CTSH) is down $1.50 (-2.0%) to $74.64 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.63-$76.66 after having opened the day at $76.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.14.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation provides information technology (IT), consulting, and business process outsourcing services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Financial Services; Healthcare; Manufacturing, Retail, and Logistics; and Other. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation has a market cap of $23.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 19 analysts that rate Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cognizant Technology Solutions 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Accenture ( ACN) is down $0.77 (-1.0%) to $73.53 on average volume Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Accenture exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.33-$74.74 after having opened the day at $74.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.30.

Accenture plc operates as a management consulting, technology services, and outsourcing company worldwide. Accenture has a market cap of $49.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Accenture a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Accenture as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Accenture Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, VMWare ( VMW) is down $1.41 (-1.7%) to $79.64 on average volume Thus far, 1.5 million shares of VMWare exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $78.39-$81.42 after having opened the day at $80.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.05.

VMware, Inc. provides virtualization infrastructure solutions in the United States and internationally. VMWare has a market cap of $10.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate VMWare a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates VMWare 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, increase in net income, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full VMWare Ratings Report now.

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A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.

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