Infosys Ltd (INFY): Today's Featured Computer Software & Services Laggard

Infosys ( INFY) pushed the Computer Software & Services industry lower today making it today's featured Computer Software & Services laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Infosys fell $0.52 (-1.3%) to $40.51 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,166,440 shares of Infosys exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,140,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $40.41-$41.26 after having opened the day at $40.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.03. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that declined today were: WebMD Health Corporation ( WBMD), down 10.8%, Attunity ( ATTU), down 6.8%, FalconStor Software ( FALC), down 6.7% and ChyronHego ( CHYR), down 6.4%.

Infosys Limited provides business consulting, technology, engineering, and outsourcing services worldwide. Infosys has a market cap of $23.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Infosys a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Infosys as a hold. 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 and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front, Mediabistro ( MBIS), up 11.7%, Webmedia Brands ( WEBM), up 11.7%, Perfect World ( PWRD), up 8.7% and Textura ( TXTR), up 8.1% , were all gainers within the computer software & services industry with Nielsen Holdings ( NLSN) being today's featured computer software & services industry leader.

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