3 Stocks Pushing The Computer Software & Services Industry Higher

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 29 points (-0.2%) at 16,367 as of Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,229 issues advancing vs. 1,681 declining with 174 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. A company within the industry that fell today was AthenaHealth ( ATHN), up 4.7%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. Citrix Systems ( CTXS) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Citrix Systems is up $1.28 (2.1%) to $62.06 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Citrix Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.40-$62.46 after having opened the day at $60.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.78.

Citrix Systems, Inc. provides virtualization, networking, and cloud infrastructure solutions worldwide. The company operates in two divisions, Enterprise and Service Provider, and SaaS division. Citrix Systems has a market cap of $11.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 5.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 14 analysts who rate Citrix Systems a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Citrix Systems as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Citrix Systems Ratings Report now.

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