NLSN, FFIV, CTXS, DDD And ACN, 5 Computer Software & Services Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 41 points (-0.3%) at 15,444 as of Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 951 issues advancing vs. 1,969 declining with 95 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Gartner ( IT), down 2.2%, Splunk ( SPLK), down 2.0%, Computer Sciences Corporation ( CSC), down 1.7%, NetSuite ( N), down 1.8% and IHS ( IHS), down 1.4%. A company within the industry that increased today was Konami Corporation ( KNM), up 5.3%.

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

5. Nielsen Holdings ( NLSN) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Nielsen Holdings is down $0.61 (-1.8%) to $33.83 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Nielsen Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.72-$34.52 after having opened the day at $34.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.44.

Nielsen Holdings N.V., an information and measurement company, provides media and marketing information, analytics, and industry expertise about what consumers buy and watch on a global and local basis. Nielsen Holdings has a market cap of $13.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 12.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Nielsen Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nielsen Holdings as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Nielsen Holdings Ratings Report now.

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