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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 126 points (-0.7%) at 17,294 as of Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,128 issues advancing vs. 1,817 declining with 179 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include 2U ( TWOU), up 18.3%, and Cvent ( CVT), up 15.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Splunk ( SPLK), down 2.3%, Cerner ( CERN), down 1.9%, International Business Machines ( IBM), down 1.1%, Thomson Reuters ( TRI), down 1.1% and SAP SE ( SAP), down 0.7%.

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

3. Nuance Communications ( NUAN) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Nuance Communications is up $0.61 (3.4%) to $18.56 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.6 million shares of Nuance Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.72-$18.92 after having opened the day at $18.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.95.

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Nuance Communications, Inc. provides voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers worldwide. Nuance Communications has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 25.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Nuance Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nuance Communications as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full Nuance Communications Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Infosys ( INFY) is up $0.16 (0.9%) to $17.47 on average volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Infosys exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.31-$17.48 after having opened the day at $17.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.31.

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Infosys Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides business consulting, technology, engineering, and outsourcing services in North America, Europe, India, and internationally. Infosys has a market cap of $39.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 10.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Infosys a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Infosys 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, reasonable valuation levels, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Infosys Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, VMWare ( VMW) is up $1.77 (2.1%) to $84.81 on average volume. Thus far, 781,032 shares of VMWare exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $82.28-$86.08 after having opened the day at $82.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $83.04.

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VMware, Inc. provides virtualization infrastructure solutions in the United States and internationally. VMWare has a market cap of $10.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 0.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 15 analysts who rate VMWare a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates VMWare as a hold. 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 and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. 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).