5 Stocks Pushing The Computer Software & Services Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 82 points (-0.5%) at 15,473 as of Friday, July 26, 2013, 12:49 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,028 issues advancing vs. 1,878 declining with 105 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. A company within the industry that fell today was SolarWinds ( SWI), up 22.7%.

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

5. Cerner Corporation ( CERN) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Cerner Corporation is down $1.41 (-2.8%) to $48.22 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Cerner Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.93-$49.74 after having opened the day at $49.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.63.

Cerner Corporation designs, develops, markets, installs, hosts, and supports healthcare information technology, healthcare devices, hardware, and content solutions for healthcare organizations and consumers worldwide. Cerner Corporation has a market cap of $17.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 27.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Cerner Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cerner Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Cerner Corporation Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Zynga ( ZNGA) is down $0.54 (-15.5%) to $2.96 on heavy volume. Thus far, 54.1 million shares of Zynga exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 22.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $2.85-$2.97 after having opened the day at $2.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.50.

Zynga Inc. develops, markets, and operates online social games as live services on the Internet, social networking sites, and mobile platforms in the United States and internationally. Zynga has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 39.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Zynga a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Zynga as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Zynga Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Sap ( SAP) is down $0.57 (-0.8%) to $73.39 on average volume. Thus far, 678,545 shares of Sap exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $72.87-$73.43 after having opened the day at $73.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.96.

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 $87.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 8.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Sap a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sap as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Sap Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Accenture ( ACN) is down $0.60 (-0.8%) to $72.54 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Accenture exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $72.16-$73.14 after having opened the day at $73.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.14.

Accenture plc provides management consulting, technology, and business process outsourcing services worldwide. Accenture has a market cap of $47.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 10.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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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1. As of noon trading, International Business Machines ( IBM) is down $1.43 (-0.7%) to $195.79 on light volume. Thus far, 957,407 shares of International Business Machines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $195.00-$196.92 after having opened the day at $196.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $197.22.

International Business Machines Corporation provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Global Technology Services, Global Business Services, Software, Systems and Technology, and Global Financing. International Business Machines has a market cap of $218.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 3.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate International Business Machines a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates International Business Machines as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full International Business Machines Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 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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