5 Stocks Pulling The Computer Software & Services Industry Downward

Editor's Note: 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

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.

It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE

If you liked this article you might like

Clouds With a Golden Lining: Enterprise Software Targets

Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Don't Leave Gains on the Table

How Will Tibco Software (TIBX) Stock Respond to These Mixed Analyst Actions?

How to Trade the Market's Most-Active Stocks: JNS, PBR, TIBX, ATHL

Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Use the Volatility to Make More Money