3 Stocks Driving The Computer Software & Services Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 17 points (-0.1%) at 17,039 as of Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 915 issues advancing vs. 2,069 declining with 174 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits down 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Electronic Arts ( EA), down 1.3%, SAP SE ( SAP), down 1.2% and Thomson Reuters ( TRI), down 0.8%.

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

3. Cerner ( CERN) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Cerner is up $1.63 (3.2%) to $52.91 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Cerner exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.28-$52.94 after having opened the day at $51.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.28.

Cerner Corporation designs, develops, markets, installs, hosts, and supports healthcare information technology, healthcare devices, hardware, and content solutions for healthcare organizations and consumers worldwide. Cerner has a market cap of $17.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 8.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 14 analysts who rate Cerner a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cerner 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, increase in net income, growth in earnings per share and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Cerner Ratings Report now.

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