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Two out of the three major indices traded up today One out of the three major indices traded up today The three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 3.30 points (0.0%) at 17,812 as of Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, 3:25 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,757 issues advancing vs. 1,268 declining with 146 unchanged.

The Technology sector as a whole closed the day up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.1%. Top gainers within the Technology sector included BluePhoenix Solutions ( BPHX), up 1.8%, Aetrium ( ATRM), up 4.9%, Tel Instrument Electronics ( TIK), up 4.6%, CounterPath ( CPAH), up 4.7% and TigerLogic ( TIGR), up 4.3%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

CounterPath ( CPAH) is one of the companies that pushed the Technology sector higher today. CounterPath was up $0.04 (4.7%) to $0.83 on light volume. Throughout the day, 4,950 shares of CounterPath exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 21,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.81-$0.83 after having opened the day at $0.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.79.

CounterPath has a market cap of $34.9 million and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are down 26.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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At the close, Aetrium ( ATRM) was up $0.17 (4.9%) to $3.62 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,840 shares of Aetrium exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $3.54-$3.63 after having opened the day at $3.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.45.

Aetrium has a market cap of $4.2 million and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are down 48.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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BluePhoenix Solutions ( BPHX) was another company that pushed the Technology sector higher today. BluePhoenix Solutions was up $0.06 (1.8%) to $3.46 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,469 shares of BluePhoenix Solutions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $3.36-$3.46 after having opened the day at $3.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.40.

BluePhoenix Solutions Ltd. develops and markets enterprise legacy lifecycle information technology (IT) modernization solutions worldwide. BluePhoenix Solutions has a market cap of $39.7 million and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are down 26.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate BluePhoenix Solutions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates BluePhoenix Solutions as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on BPHX go as follows:

  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Software industry and the overall market, BLUEPHOENIX SOLUTIONS LTD's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$0.48 million or 127.35% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • BPHX has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 19.91% from its price level of one year ago. The fact that the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings is not reason enough to justify a buy rating at this time.
  • The revenue fell significantly faster than the industry average of 27.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 20.4%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to not be hurting the bottom line, shown by stable earnings per share.
  • 46.15% is the gross profit margin for BLUEPHOENIX SOLUTIONS LTD which we consider to be strong. Despite the high profit margin, it has decreased significantly from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, BPHX's net profit margin of -39.97% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: BluePhoenix Solutions Ratings Report

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