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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