Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM): Today's Featured Computer Software & Services Winner

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Salesforce.com ( CRM) 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 0.5%. By the end of trading, Salesforce.com rose $0.76 (1.4%) to $55.97 on average volume. Throughout the day, 6,180,143 shares of Salesforce.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,912,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $53.86-$56.66 after having opened the day at $55.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.21. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that increased today were: Unwired Planet ( UPIP), up 20.1%, SuperCom ( SPCB), up 5.2%, Simulations Plus ( SLP), up 4.6% and Ellie Mae ( ELLI), up 4.5%.

salesforce.com, inc. provides enterprise cloud computing solutions to various businesses and industries worldwide. Salesforce.com has a market cap of $34.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 0.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 26 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 expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Bridgeline Digital ( BLIN), down 10.2%, 21Vianet Group ( VNET), down 7.2%, Sungy Mobile Ltd ADR ( GOMO), down 7.1% and RingCentral ( RNG), down 5.9% , were all laggards within the computer software & services industry with Activision Blizzard ( ATVI) being today's computer software & services industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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