3 Computer Software & Services Stocks Pushing The Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 28 points (-0.2%) at 16,647 as of Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,518 issues advancing vs. 1,472 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include 3D Systems ( DDD), down 10.7%, Infosys ( INFY), down 3.7% and Wipro ( WIT), down 0.8%.

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

3. Xerox Corporation ( XRX) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Xerox Corporation is up $0.13 (1.1%) to $12.28 on average volume. Thus far, 3.8 million shares of Xerox Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.06-$12.29 after having opened the day at $12.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.15.

Xerox Corporation provides business process and document management solutions worldwide. Xerox Corporation has a market cap of $14.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 0.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Xerox Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Xerox Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Xerox Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Workday ( WDAY) is up $1.67 (2.0%) to $83.80 on heavy volume. Thus far, 6.0 million shares of Workday exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $80.52-$87.24 after having opened the day at $86.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.13.

Workday, Inc. provides enterprise cloud applications for global human resources and finance in the United States and internationally. It offers applications for customers to manage critical business functions that enable them to optimize their financial and human capital resources. Workday has a market cap of $7.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 1.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Workday a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Workday as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Workday Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Qihoo 360 Technology ( QIHU) is up $5.28 (5.9%) to $95.26 on heavy volume. Thus far, 6.0 million shares of Qihoo 360 Technology exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $92.80-$96.40 after having opened the day at $94.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $89.98.

Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. provides Internet and mobile security products and services in the People's Republic of China. Qihoo 360 Technology has a market cap of $11.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 9.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Qihoo 360 Technology a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Qihoo 360 Technology as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock itself is trading at a premium valuation. Get the full Qihoo 360 Technology Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, 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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