Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 11 points (0.1%) at 16,525 as of Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,027 issues advancing vs. 1,896 declining with 168 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits down 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Oracle ( ORCL), down 1.0%, and Adobe Systems ( ADBE), down 0.8%.

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

3. Cognizant Technology Solutions ( CTSH) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Cognizant Technology Solutions is down $0.66 (-1.2%) to $55.98 on average volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.98-$56.90 after having opened the day at $56.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.64.

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation provides information technology (IT), consulting, and business process services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing/Retail/Logistics, and Other. Cognizant Technology Solutions has a market cap of $34.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 5.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Cognizant Technology Solutions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate 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, growth in earnings per share and good cash flow from operations. We feel its 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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2. As of noon trading, Salesforce.com ( CRM) is down $0.92 (-1.2%) to $73.38 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Salesforce.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.38-$75.26 after having opened the day at $74.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.30.

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salesforce.com, inc. provides enterprise cloud computing solutions, with a focus on customer relationship management to various businesses and industries worldwide. Salesforce.com has a market cap of $50.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 5.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 28 analysts that rate Salesforce.com a buy, 1 analyst rates 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, solid stock price performance and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Salesforce.com Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Activision Blizzard ( ATVI) is down $0.66 (-1.8%) to $35.61 on average volume. Thus far, 3.6 million shares of Activision Blizzard exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.54-$36.80 after having opened the day at $36.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.27.

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Activision Blizzard, Inc. develops and publishes online, personal computer (PC), video game console, handheld, mobile, and tablet games worldwide. Activision Blizzard has a market cap of $26.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 6.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Activision Blizzard a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Activision Blizzard as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Activision Blizzard 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).