Infosys Ltd (INFY): Today's Featured Computer Software & Services Winner

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Infosys ( INFY) 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, Infosys rose $0.76 (1.3%) to $58.25 on average volume. Throughout the day, 964,808 shares of Infosys exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,164,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $57.85-$58.33 after having opened the day at $58.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.49. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that increased today were: Sungame ( SGMZ), up 17.6%, TigerLogic Corporation ( TIGR), up 17.5%, TSR ( TSRI), up 13.9% and Commtouch Software ( CTCH), up 13.4%.

Infosys Limited provides business consulting, technology, engineering, and outsourcing services worldwide. Infosys has a market cap of $32.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 35.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Infosys a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Infosys as a buy. 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, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, Textura ( TXTR), down 5.6%, CounterPath Corporation ( CPAH), down 4.2%, Majesco Entertainment Company ( COOL), down 3.8% and Cvent ( CVT), down 3.4% , were all laggards within the computer software & services industry with Activision Blizzard ( ATVI) being today's computer software & services industry laggard.

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