Thomson Reuters Corporation (TRI): Today's Featured Computer Software & Services Laggard

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Thomson Reuters Corporation ( TRI) pushed the Computer Software & Services industry lower today making it today's featured Computer Software & Services laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Thomson Reuters Corporation fell $1.33 (-3.8%) to $34.12 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1,821,304 shares of Thomson Reuters Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,034,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $33.84-$35.45 after having opened the day at $35.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.45. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that declined today were: 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%.

Thomson Reuters Corporation provides intelligent information for businesses and professionals worldwide. It sells electronic content and services to professionals, primarily on a subscription basis. Thomson Reuters Corporation has a market cap of $29.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 21.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Thomson Reuters Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Thomson Reuters Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins.

On the positive front, Gigamon ( GIMO), up 10.4%, CommVault Systems ( CVLT), up 9.6%, NQ Mobile ( NQ), up 8.8% and GSE Systems ( GVP), up 7.8% , were all gainers within the computer software & services industry with Salesforce.com ( CRM) being today's featured computer software & services industry leader.

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