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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 up 0.8%. By the end of trading, Salesforce.com rose $0.97 (1.7%) to $57.08 on light volume. Throughout the day, 4,622,339 shares of Salesforce.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,340,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $55.95-$57.40 after having opened the day at $56.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.11. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that increased today were: Varonis Systems ( VRNS), up 11.4%, Rubicon Project ( RUBI), up 10.0%, Intellicheck Mobilisa ( IDN), up 8.4% and 2U ( TWOU), up 8.2%.

salesforce.com, inc. provides enterprise cloud computing solutions to various businesses and industries worldwide. Salesforce.com has a market cap of $34.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 1.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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, Medidata Solutions ( MDSO), down 22.7%, Edgewater Technology ( EDGW), down 13.3%, UBIC ( UBIC), down 10.1% and Castlight Health Inc Class B ( CSLT), down 7.3% , were all laggards within the computer software & services industry with Symantec ( SYMC) being today's computer software & services industry laggard.

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