Inc. (CRM): Today's Featured Computer Software & Services Winner

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. ( CRM) 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 0.2%. By the end of trading, rose $0.85 (1.6%) to $53.32 on average volume. Throughout the day, 4,140,175 shares of exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,145,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $52.85-$53.94 after having opened the day at $52.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.47. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that increased today were: China Information Technology ( CNIT), up 13.4%, ( CYOU), up 10.3%, FireEye ( FEYE), up 7.3% and Sonic Foundry ( SOFO), up 5.9%., inc. provides enterprise cloud computing solutions to various businesses and industries worldwide. has a market cap of $31.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 24.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 23 analysts that rate a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and generally higher debt management risk.

On the negative front, Sungame ( SGMZ), down 23.1%, Astea International ( ATEA), down 11.6%, FAB Universal ( FU), down 10.6% and TSR ( TSRI), down 7.1% , were all laggards within the computer software & services industry with Electronic Arts ( EA) being today's computer software & services industry laggard.

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