4 Stocks Dragging In The Computer Software & Services Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 70 points (0.5%) at 14,846 as of Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,865 issues advancing vs. 1,062 declining with 104 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. A company within the industry that fell today was Catamaran ( CTRX), up 0.8%. Top gainers within the industry include Igate Corporation ( IGTE), up 8.1%, Wipro ( WIT), up 2.5%, Xerox Corporation ( XRX), up 2.2%, 3D Systems Corporation ( DDD), up 2.4% and Check Point Software Technologies ( CHKP), up 1.4%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. AutoNavi Holdings ( AMAP) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, AutoNavi Holdings is down $1.93 (-13.2%) to $12.72 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of AutoNavi Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 440,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.78-$13.64 after having opened the day at $11.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.65.

AutoNavi Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides digital map content, and navigation and location-based solutions in China. AutoNavi Holdings has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 34.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate AutoNavi Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AutoNavi Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full AutoNavi Holdings Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Nuance Communications ( NUAN) is down $0.27 (-1.4%) to $18.61 on average volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Nuance Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.59-$18.79 after having opened the day at $18.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.88.

Nuance Communications, Inc. provides voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers worldwide. Nuance Communications has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 14.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Nuance Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nuance Communications as a hold. 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 and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Nuance Communications Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Sap ( SAP) is down $0.46 (-0.6%) to $75.05 on light volume. Thus far, 399,433 shares of Sap exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.61-$75.19 after having opened the day at $74.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.51.

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 $91.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 6.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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 no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Sap Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Intuit ( INTU) is down $0.26 (-0.4%) to $63.46 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Intuit exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.34-$63.99 after having opened the day at $63.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.71.

Intuit Inc. provides business and financial management solutions for small businesses, consumers, accounting professionals, and financial institutions primarily in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India, and Singapore. Intuit has a market cap of $19.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 8.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Intuit a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Intuit as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Intuit Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 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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