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All three major indices traded up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 26 points (0.2%) at 16,807 as of Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 3:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,847 issues advancing vs. 1,167 declining with 138 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry as a whole closed the day up 1.1% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.2%. Top gainers within the Computer Software & Services industry included BluePhoenix Solutions ( BPHX), up 3.2%, GSE Systems ( GVP), up 3.5%, Issuer Direct ( ISDR), up 3.3%, Formula Systems (1985 ( FORTY), up 2.0% and Konami ( KNM), up 2.3%.

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

Konami ( KNM) is one of the companies that pushed the Computer Software & Services industry higher today. Konami was up $0.50 (2.3%) to $22.50 on light volume. Throughout the day, 659 shares of Konami exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $22.50-$22.62 after having opened the day at $22.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.00.

Konami Corporation develops, publishes, markets, and distributes video game software products for stationary and portable consoles, and personal computers. It operates in four segments: Digital Entertainment, Health and Fitness, Gaming and Systems, and Pachinko and Pachinko Slot Machines. Konami has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 4.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Konami a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Konami as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on KNM go as follows:

  • KNM's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 7.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 14.4%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • KNM's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.19 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. To add to this, KNM has a quick ratio of 1.74, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • The gross profit margin for KONAMI CORP is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 32.43%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 1.93% significantly trails the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $47.94 million or 37.60% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Konami Ratings Report

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At the close, GSE Systems ( GVP) was up $0.06 (3.5%) to $1.75 on average volume. Throughout the day, 11,138 shares of GSE Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.72-$1.77 after having opened the day at $1.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.69.

GSE Systems, Inc. provides simulation, educational, and engineering solutions and services to the nuclear and fossil electric utility industry, and the chemical and petrochemical industries worldwide. GSE Systems has a market cap of $31.7 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 10.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who rate GSE Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates GSE Systems as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on GVP go as follows:

  • GSE SYSTEMS INC has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, GSE SYSTEMS INC swung to a loss, reporting -$0.58 versus $0.06 in the prior year.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Software industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 75.2% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$1.16 million to -$2.02 million.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Software industry and the overall market, GSE SYSTEMS INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for GSE SYSTEMS INC is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 25.86%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -23.20% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • The revenue fell significantly faster than the industry average of 7.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 29.5%. The declining revenue appears to have seeped down to the company's bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: GSE Systems Ratings Report

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BluePhoenix Solutions ( BPHX) was another company that pushed the Computer Software & Services industry higher today. BluePhoenix Solutions was up $0.13 (3.2%) to $4.13 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,000 shares of BluePhoenix Solutions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $4.13-$4.13 after having opened the day at $4.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.00.

BluePhoenix Solutions Ltd. develops and markets enterprise legacy lifecycle information technology (IT) modernization solutions worldwide. BluePhoenix Solutions has a market cap of $47.6 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 9.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who rate BluePhoenix Solutions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates BluePhoenix Solutions as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on BPHX go as follows:

  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Software industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 53.8% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$0.60 million to -$0.92 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to -$1.68 million or 49.11% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Software industry and the overall market, BLUEPHOENIX SOLUTIONS LTD's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • In its most recent trading session, BPHX has closed at a price level that was not very different from its closing price of one year earlier. This is probably due to its weak earnings growth as well as other mixed factors. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, we do not believe this stock offers ample reward opportunity to compensate for the risks, despite the fact that it rose over the past year.
  • BLUEPHOENIX SOLUTIONS LTD has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. This company has not demonstrated a clear trend in earnings over the past 2 years, making it difficult to accurately predict earnings for the coming year. During the past fiscal year, BLUEPHOENIX SOLUTIONS LTD continued to lose money by earning -$0.34 versus -$1.42 in the prior year.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: BluePhoenix Solutions Ratings Report

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