Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (DNB): Today's Featured Computer Software & Services Laggard

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Dun & Bradstreet Corporation ( DNB) pushed the Computer Software & Services industry lower today making it today's featured Computer Software & Services laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, Dun & Bradstreet Corporation fell $10.88 (-10.2%) to $95.58 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2,795,193 shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 406,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $95.00-$115.30 after having opened the day at $115.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $106.46. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that declined today were: Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution ( KONE), down 19.0%, Park City Group ( PCYG), down 10.8%, CounterPath Corporation ( CPAH), down 10.6% and Take-Two Interactive Software ( TTWO), down 9.7%.

The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation provides commercial information and insight on businesses worldwide. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 13.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Dun & Bradstreet Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dun & Bradstreet Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, Helios and Matheson Analytics ( HMNY), up 7.3%, Commtouch Software ( CTCH), up 6.5%, KEYW ( KEYW), up 6.2% and Mam Software Group ( MAMS), up 5.7% , were all gainers within the computer software & services industry with 3D Systems Corporation ( DDD) being today's featured computer software & services industry leader.

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