3 Stocks Moving The Computer Software & Services Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 30 points (0.2%) at 16,949 as of Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,346 issues advancing vs. 1,589 declining with 185 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%.

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

3. Nielsen ( NLSN) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Nielsen is up $0.56 (1.2%) to $48.67 on light volume. Thus far, 415,864 shares of Nielsen exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.99-$48.68 after having opened the day at $48.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.11.

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Nielsen N.V. provides media and marketing information, analytics, and industry expertise about what consumers watch and listen. The company operates in two segments, Buy and Watch. Nielsen has a market cap of $18.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 4.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Nielsen a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nielsen as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Nielsen Ratings Report now.

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