Thomson Reuters Corporation (TRI): Today's Featured Computer Software & Services Winner

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Thomson Reuters Corporation ( TRI) 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 0.4%. By the end of trading, Thomson Reuters Corporation rose $0.41 (1.1%) to $37.32 on average volume. Throughout the day, 778,012 shares of Thomson Reuters Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 866,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $36.86-$37.42 after having opened the day at $36.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.91. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that increased today were: Sungy Mobile Ltd ADR ( GOMO), up 8.2%, SolarWinds ( SWI), up 3.8%, Rosetta Stone ( RST), up 3.8% and Ellie Mae ( ELLI), up 3.7%.

Thomson Reuters Corporation provides intelligent information for businesses and professionals worldwide. It sells electronic content and services to professionals, primarily on a subscription basis. Thomson Reuters Corporation has a market cap of $30.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 27.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Thomson Reuters Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Thomson Reuters Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and poor profit margins.

On the negative front, Authentidate Holding Corporation ( ADAT), down 8.2%, GRAVITY ( GRVY), down 6.9%, Avid Technology ( AVID), down 5.6% and Rally Software Development ( RALY), down 5.1% , were all laggards within the computer software & services industry with Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation ( CTSH) being today's computer software & services industry laggard.

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