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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 16 points (-0.1%) at 16,836 as of Monday, June 30, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,605 issues advancing vs. 1,347 declining with 197 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. A company within the industry that increased today was Oracle Corporation ( ORCL), up 0.5%.

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

3. Cognizant Technology Solutions ( CTSH) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Cognizant Technology Solutions is down $0.27 (-0.6%) to $49.03 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.89-$49.31 after having opened the day at $49.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.30.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation provides information technology (IT), consulting, and business process services worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing/Retail/Logistics, and Other. Cognizant Technology Solutions has a market cap of $30.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 2.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Cognizant Technology Solutions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cognizant Technology Solutions as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Cognizant Technology Solutions Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Citrix Systems ( CTXS) is down $1.13 (-1.8%) to $63.07 on average volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Citrix Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.94-$64.10 after having opened the day at $63.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.20.

Citrix Systems, Inc. provides virtualization, networking, and cloud infrastructure solutions worldwide. The company operates in two divisions, Enterprise and Service Provider, and SaaS division. Citrix Systems has a market cap of $10.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 1.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Citrix Systems a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Citrix Systems as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Citrix Systems Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Microsoft ( MSFT) is down $0.26 (-0.6%) to $41.99 on average volume. Thus far, 12.0 million shares of Microsoft exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 29.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.88-$42.21 after having opened the day at $42.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.25.

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software, services, and hardware devices. Its Windows division offers Windows operating system; Windows Services suite of applications and Web services, including Outlook.com and SkyDrive; Surface RT and Pro devices; and PC accessories. Microsoft has a market cap of $344.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 12.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Microsoft a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Microsoft as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Microsoft Ratings Report now.

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