NCR Corp (NCR): Today's Featured Computer Software & Services Laggard

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NCR ( NCR) pushed the Computer Software & Services industry lower today making it today's featured Computer Software & Services laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, NCR fell $2.06 (-6.3%) to $30.51 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 10,440,688 shares of NCR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,498,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $28.64-$31.25 after having opened the day at $29.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.57. Other companies within the Computer Software & Services industry that declined today were: Liquid Holdings Group ( LIQD), down 6.8%, Cover-All Technologies ( COVR), down 6.1%, 21Vianet Group ( VNET), down 5.3% and Systemax ( SYX), down 5.3%.

NCR Corporation, a technology company, provides products and services that enable businesses to connect, interact, and transact with their customers worldwide. It operates in four segments: Financial Services, Retail Solutions, Hospitality, and Emerging Industries. NCR has a market cap of $5.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate NCR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates NCR as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, UBIC ( UBIC), up 19.6%, LogMeIn ( LOGM), up 16.2%, Aspen Technology ( AZPN), up 13.9% and NQ Mobile ( NQ), up 10.8% , were all gainers within the computer software & services industry with Oracle Corporation ( ORCL) being today's featured computer software & services industry leader.

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