One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 45 points (0.3%) at 16,317 as of Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,428 issues advancing vs. 1,566 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Mobileye ( MBLY), up 4.5%, and SAP SE ( SAP), up 1.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Electronic Arts ( EA), down 2.0%, Cognizant Technology Solutions ( CTSH), down 2.0% and Adobe Systems ( ADBE), down 1.5%.

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

3. Qihoo 360 Technology ( QIHU) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Qihoo 360 Technology is up $3.03 (6.4%) to $50.70 on average volume. Thus far, 873,206 shares of Qihoo 360 Technology exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.44-$50.98 after having opened the day at $47.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.67.

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Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides Internet services in the People's Republic of China. The company operates through Internet Services and Others segments. Qihoo 360 Technology has a market cap of $6.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.2. Shares are down 16.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Qihoo 360 Technology a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Qihoo 360 Technology as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Qihoo 360 Technology Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Oracle Corporation ( ORCL) is up $0.26 (0.7%) to $36.50 on average volume. Thus far, 6.3 million shares of Oracle Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.64-$36.55 after having opened the day at $35.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.24.

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Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, sells, hosts, and supports database and middleware software, application software, cloud infrastructure, hardware systems, and related services worldwide. Oracle Corporation has a market cap of $154.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.2. Shares are down 19.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 15 analysts who rate Oracle Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Oracle Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Oracle Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Microsoft ( MSFT) is up $0.24 (0.6%) to $44.85 on average volume. Thus far, 16.1 million shares of Microsoft exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 34.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.92-$44.96 after having opened the day at $44.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.61.

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Microsoft Corporation, a technology company, develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide. Microsoft has a market cap of $354.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.2. Shares are down 4.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 14 analysts who rate Microsoft a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Microsoft as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Microsoft 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).