Today's Stocks Driving Success For The Computer Software & Services Industry

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 91 points (-0.5%) at 16,894 as of Thursday, July 10, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 864 issues advancing vs. 2,123 declining with 163 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. Top gainers within the industry include Infosys ( INFY), up 0.7%, and Salesforce.com ( CRM), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include SAP SE ( SAP), down 0.9%, and Intuit ( INTU), down 0.7%.

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

3. AthenaHealth ( ATHN) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, AthenaHealth is up $4.68 (3.8%) to $126.63 on average volume. Thus far, 388,072 shares of AthenaHealth exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $118.00-$126.85 after having opened the day at $118.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $121.95.

athenahealth, Inc., a business services company, provides ongoing billing, clinical-related, and other related services to medical group practices primarily in the United States. The company provides services through the athenaNet, a proprietary Internet-based practice management application. AthenaHealth has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 9.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate AthenaHealth a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AthenaHealth as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance 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 AthenaHealth Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, ServiceNow ( NOW) is up $1.37 (2.4%) to $58.01 on light volume. Thus far, 785,987 shares of ServiceNow exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.12-$58.30 after having opened the day at $55.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.64.

ServiceNow, Inc. provides cloud-based services to automate enterprise IT operations primarily in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. ServiceNow has a market cap of $8.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 1.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate ServiceNow a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ServiceNow as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, generally high debt management risk and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full ServiceNow Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, VMWare ( VMW) is up $1.14 (1.2%) to $95.86 on light volume. Thus far, 388,795 shares of VMWare exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $93.10-$95.86 after having opened the day at $93.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $94.72.

VMware, Inc. provides virtualization infrastructure solutions in the United States and internationally. VMWare has a market cap of $12.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 5.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 19 analysts who rate VMWare a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates VMWare as a buy. 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full VMWare 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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