Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.F5 Networks ( FFIV) 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 0.4%. By the end of trading, F5 Networks rose $0.92 (1.1%) to $87.99 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,103,557 shares of F5 Networks exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,657,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $86.04-$88.35 after having opened the day at $86.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.07. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that increased today were: Sungame ( SGMZ), up 40.0%, ChannelAdvisor ( ECOM), up 12.3%, China Information Technology ( CNIT), up 10.1% and Glu Mobile ( GLUU), up 9.2%.
F5 Networks, Inc. provides application delivery networking technology that secures and optimizes the delivery of network-based applications, and the security, performance, and availability of servers and other network resources. F5 Networks has a market cap of $7.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 8.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate F5 Networks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates F5 Networks 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 good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and premium valuation.