Today's Top Performers In Computer Software & Services

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 63 points (0.4%) at 15,199 as of Monday, July 8, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,878 issues advancing vs. 1,083 declining with 93 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.0%. Top gainers within the industry include Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS), up 1.6%, Nielsen Holdings ( NLSN), up 1.2% and Infosys ( INFY), up 0.8%. A company within the industry that fell today was Symantec ( SYMC), up 1.1%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. Sap ( SAP) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Sap is up $0.97 (1.4%) to $71.74 on average volume. Thus far, 843,045 shares of Sap exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $71.41-$71.89 after having opened the day at $71.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.77.

SAP AG provides enterprise application software and software-related services worldwide. It offers products in applications, analytics, cloud, mobile, and database and technology categories. Sap has a market cap of $84.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 12.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Sap a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sap as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Sap Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, CA ( CA) is up $0.56 (2.0%) to $28.82 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of CA exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.49-$28.82 after having opened the day at $28.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.26.

CA Technologies, together with its subsidiaries, provides enterprise information technology (IT) management software and solutions that help customers manage and secure IT environments in the United States and internationally. CA has a market cap of $12.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 28.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates CA a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CA as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, 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 CA Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Accenture ( ACN) is up $1.04 (1.4%) to $74.68 on average volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Accenture exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.76-$74.86 after having opened the day at $74.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.64.

Accenture plc provides management consulting, technology, and business process outsourcing services worldwide. Accenture has a market cap of $46.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 10.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Accenture a buy, 1 analyst rates 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Accenture Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation ( CTSH) is up $0.88 (1.4%) to $66.14 on light volume. Thus far, 818,976 shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $64.95-$66.15 after having opened the day at $65.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.26.

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 $19.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 11.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 19 analysts that rate Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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, reasonable valuation levels, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Oracle Corporation ( ORCL) is up $0.24 (0.8%) to $31.42 on average volume. Thus far, 11.7 million shares of Oracle Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 27.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.25-$31.53 after having opened the day at $31.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.19.

Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, hosts, and supports database and middleware software, applications software, and hardware systems. Oracle Corporation has a market cap of $142.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 6.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 21 analysts that rate Oracle Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Oracle Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Oracle Corporation Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the computer software & services industry could consider iShares S&P NA Tech Software Idx ( IGV) while those bearish on the computer software & services industry could consider ProShares Ultra Short Technology ( REW).
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