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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 81 points (-0.5%) at 16,724 as of Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 784 issues advancing vs. 2,229 declining with 148 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include NCR ( NCR), down 2.6%, Wipro ( WIT), down 2.3%, Xerox Corporation ( XRX), down 2.2%, Adobe Systems ( ADBE), down 1.6% and Infosys ( INFY), down 1.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was Qihoo 360 Technology ( QIHU), up 2.1%.

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

3. 3D Systems ( DDD) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, 3D Systems is down $1.97 (-4.4%) to $42.57 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of 3D Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.46-$45.40 after having opened the day at $44.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.54.

3D Systems Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a provider of 3D printing centric design-to-manufacturing solutions in the United States, Germany, the Asia-Pacific, and other European countries. 3D Systems has a market cap of $5.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 52.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate 3D Systems a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates 3D Systems as a hold. 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 and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full 3D Systems Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Cognizant Technology Solutions ( CTSH) is down $0.48 (-1.1%) to $43.89 on light volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.88-$44.68 after having opened the day at $44.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.37.

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 $27.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 12.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 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, reasonable valuation levels, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. 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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1. As of noon trading, Salesforce.com ( CRM) is down $0.42 (-0.7%) to $56.31 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Salesforce.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.20-$57.10 after having opened the day at $56.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.73.

salesforce.com, inc. provides enterprise cloud computing solutions to various businesses and industries worldwide. Salesforce.com has a market cap of $35.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 2.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 23 analysts that rate Salesforce.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Salesforce.com as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year 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 generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Salesforce.com 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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