Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM): Today's Featured Computer Software & Services Winner

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Salesforce.com ( CRM) pushed the Computer Software & Services industry higher today making it today's featured computer software & services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Salesforce.com rose $0.68 (1.6%) to $43.99 on light volume. Throughout the day, 4,328,767 shares of Salesforce.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,528,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $43.52-$44.42 after having opened the day at $43.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.31. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that increased today were: Gigamon ( GIMO), up 10.4%, CommVault Systems ( CVLT), up 9.6%, NQ Mobile ( NQ), up 8.8% and GSE Systems ( GVP), up 7.8%.

salesforce.com, inc. provides enterprise cloud computing solutions to various businesses and industries worldwide. Salesforce.com has a market cap of $25.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 3.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 25 analysts that rate Salesforce.com a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Salesforce.com as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.

On the negative front, Wave Systems Corporation ( WAVX), down 14.4%, National Instruments Corporation ( NATI), down 8.1%, Ninetowns Internet Technology Group Company ( NINE), down 7.2% and Shanda Games ( GAME), down 6.6% , were all laggards within the computer software & services industry with Thomson Reuters Corporation ( TRI) being today's computer software & services industry laggard.

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