NCR Corporation (NCR): Today's Featured Computer Software & Services Winner

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NCR Corporation ( NCR) 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 down 0.1%. By the end of trading, NCR Corporation rose $0.70 (1.8%) to $39.36 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1,775,791 shares of NCR Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,104,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $38.91-$39.71 after having opened the day at $38.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.66. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that increased today were: Sungame ( SGMZ), up 57.5%, Mediabistro ( MBIS), up 7.0%, Webmedia Brands ( WEBM), up 7.0% and Daegis ( DAEG), up 6.7%.

NCR Corporation provides technology and services that enable businesses connect, interact, and transact with their customers worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Financial Services, Retail Solutions, Hospitality, and Emerging Industries. NCR Corporation has a market cap of $6.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 53.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate NCR Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates NCR Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

On the negative front, Smith Micro Software ( SMSI), down 13.3%, Brightcove ( BCOV), down 7.1%, Bsquare Corporation ( BSQR), down 5.5% and Mattersight ( MATR), down 5.5% , were all laggards within the computer software & services industry with Accenture ( ACN) being today's computer software & services industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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