ADP, EA, CTSH, ACN And CRM, 5 Computer Software & Services Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 18 points (-0.1%) at 15,776 as of Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,409 issues advancing vs. 1,532 declining with 144 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Changyou.com ( CYOU), down 14.6%, ACI Worldwide ( ACIW), down 6.5%, Bally Technologies ( BYI), down 3.6%, Gartner ( IT), down 2.0% and Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS), down 1.6%. Top gainers within the industry include AutoNavi Holdings ( AMAP), up 24.6%, NCR Corporation ( NCR), up 2.0% and Cerner Corporation ( CERN), up 0.8%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

5. Automatic Data Processing ( ADP) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Automatic Data Processing is down $0.55 (-0.7%) to $74.34 on light volume. Thus far, 576,913 shares of Automatic Data Processing exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.83-$75.61 after having opened the day at $75.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.89.

Automatic Data Processing, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides technology-based outsourcing solutions to employers and vehicle retailers and manufacturers worldwide. Automatic Data Processing has a market cap of $35.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 7.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Automatic Data Processing a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Automatic Data Processing as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Automatic Data Processing Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Electronic Arts ( EA) is down $0.41 (-1.5%) to $26.79 on light volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Electronic Arts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.67-$27.40 after having opened the day at $26.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.20.

Electronic Arts Inc. develops, markets, publishes, and distributes game software content and services for video game consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, tablets and electronic readers, and the Internet. Electronic Arts has a market cap of $8.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 18.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Electronic Arts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Electronic Arts as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Electronic Arts Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation ( CTSH) is down $0.74 (-0.8%) to $96.26 on average volume. Thus far, 835,193 shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $95.43-$97.23 after having opened the day at $96.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $97.00.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation provides information technology (IT), consulting, and business process outsourcing services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Financial Services; Healthcare; Manufacturing, Retail, and Logistics; and Other. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation has a market cap of $28.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 3.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Accenture PLC Class A ( ACN) is down $0.54 (-0.7%) to $80.04 on light volume. Thus far, 835,728 shares of Accenture PLC Class A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $79.78-$80.58 after having opened the day at $80.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.58.

Accenture plc provides management consulting, technology, and business process outsourcing (BPO) services worldwide. The company operates through Communications, Media & Technology; Financial Services; Health & Public Service; Products; and Resources segments. Accenture PLC Class A has a market cap of $50.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 2.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Accenture PLC Class A a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Accenture PLC Class A 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, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Accenture PLC Class A Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Salesforce.com ( CRM) is down $0.81 (-1.3%) to $60.74 on average volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Salesforce.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.64-$61.70 after having opened the day at $61.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.55.

salesforce.com, inc. provides enterprise cloud computing solutions to various businesses and industries worldwide. Salesforce.com has a market cap of $37.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 11.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 22 analysts that rate Salesforce.com a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 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, solid stock price performance 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. Get the full Salesforce.com Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, 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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