ServiceNow Inc (NOW): Today's Featured Technology Laggard

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ServiceNow ( NOW) pushed the Technology sector lower today making it today's featured Technology laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 2.1%. By the end of trading, ServiceNow fell $0.47 (-1.1%) to $41.59 on light volume. Throughout the day, 689,295 shares of ServiceNow exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,546,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $41.35-$42.16 after having opened the day at $42.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.06. Other companies within the Technology sector that declined today were: RELM Wireless Corporation ( RWC), down 23.8%, OCZ Technology Group ( OCZ), down 16.2%, InfoSonics Corporation ( IFON), down 12.2% and Selectica ( SLTC), down 11.9%.

ServiceNow, Inc. provides cloud-based services to automate enterprise information technology (IT) operations worldwide. Its services include a suite of applications built on its proprietary platform that automates workflow and integrates related business processes. ServiceNow has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. Shares are up 40.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate ServiceNow a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ServiceNow as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been generally deteriorating net income.

On the positive front, Voltari ( VLTC), up 1511.3%, CSR ( CSRE), up 177.4%, NQ Mobile ( NQ), up 22.7% and China Finance Online ( JRJC), up 21.2% , were all gainers within the technology sector with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing ( TSM) being today's featured technology sector leader.

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