Inc. (CRM): Today's Featured Computer Software & Services Laggard

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 ( CRM) pushed the Computer Software & Services industry lower today making it today's featured Computer Software & Services laggard. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, fell $0.68 (-1.4%) to $46.33 on average volume. Throughout the day, 6,060,020 shares of exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,933,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $46.30-$47.11 after having opened the day at $47.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.01. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that declined today were: EFuture Information Technology ( EFUT), down 12.2%, Igate Corporation ( IGTE), down 9.6%, Netsol Technologies ( NTWK), down 8.9% and Cimatron ( CIMT), down 8.8%.
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TheStreet Ratings rates as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.

On the positive front, Bridgeline Digital ( BLIN), down 10.2%, TigerLogic Corporation ( TIGR), down 9.9%, Konami Corporation ( KNM), down 9.8% and Helios and Matheson Analytics ( HMNY), down 9.6% , were all gainers within the computer software & services industry with Check Point Software Technologies ( CHKP) being today's featured computer software & services industry leader.

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