3 Stocks Driving The Computer Software & Services Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 21 points (0.1%) at 16,839 as of Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,709 issues advancing vs. 1,282 declining with 166 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include AthenaHealth ( ATHN), up 5.1%, 3D Systems ( DDD), up 4.3%, Fidelity National Information Services ( FIS), up 1.3%, VMWare ( VMW), up 0.9% and Cerner ( CERN), up 0.8%. A company within the industry that fell today was Catamaran ( CTRX), up 0.9%.

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 $0.24 (1.9%) to $12.60 on light volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Xerox Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.36-$12.69 after having opened the day at $12.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.37.

Xerox Corporation provides business process and document management solutions worldwide. Xerox Corporation has a market cap of $14.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 1.6% 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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