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

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Salesforce.com ( 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 0.3%. By the end of trading, Salesforce.com rose $1.06 (2.1%) to $52.22 on average volume. Throughout the day, 6,082,865 shares of Salesforce.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,902,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $50.80-$52.45 after having opened the day at $51.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.16. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that increased today were: Liquid Holdings Group ( LIQD), up 12.1%, Sungame ( SGMZ), up 12.0%, CommVault Systems ( CVLT), up 8.1% and Imperva ( IMPV), up 7.1%.

salesforce.com, inc. provides enterprise cloud computing solutions to various businesses and industries worldwide. Salesforce.com has a market cap of $30.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 21.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 22 analysts that rate Salesforce.com a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Salesforce.com as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet.

On the negative front, CounterPath Corporation ( CPAH), down 9.7%, Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution ( KONE), down 9.4%, The9 ( NCTY), down 7.4% and Authentidate Holding Corporation ( ADAT), down 6.3% , were all laggards within the computer software & services industry with FactSet Research Systems ( FDS) 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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