WebMD Health Corporation (WBMD): Today's Featured Computer Software & Services Winner

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WebMD Health Corporation ( WBMD) 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 0.8%. By the end of trading, WebMD Health Corporation rose $0.69 (1.4%) to $50.17 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1,635,737 shares of WebMD Health Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 908,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $48.95-$51.41 after having opened the day at $49.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.48. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that increased today were: Ebix ( EBIX), up 9.3%, E2open ( EOPN), up 7.9%, China Digital TV ( STV), up 6.5% and TigerLogic Corporation ( TIGR), up 6.4%.

WebMD Health Corp. provides health information services to consumers, physicians and other healthcare professionals, employers, and health plans through its public and private online portals, mobile platforms, and health-focused publications in the United States. WebMD Health Corporation has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 22.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates WebMD Health Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates WebMD Health Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good.

On the negative front, Intelligent Systems ( INS), down 7.5%, China Mobile Games and Entertainment Group ( CMGE), down 6.8%, Digimarc Corporation ( DMRC), down 6.6% and QAD ( QADA), down 5.6% , were all laggards within the computer software & services industry with F5 Networks ( FFIV) being today's computer software & services industry laggard.

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