One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 20 points (0.1%) at 17,644 as of Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,396 issues advancing vs. 1,484 declining with 190 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include CDK Global ( CDK), up 1.2%, Activision Blizzard ( ATVI), up 1.1%, Amdocs ( DOX), up 1.1%, Salesforce.com ( CRM), up 0.8% and VMWare ( VMW), up 1.0%.

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

3. Red Hat ( RHT) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Red Hat is up $0.88 (1.2%) to $75.78 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Red Hat exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.45-$75.99 after having opened the day at $74.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.90.

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Red Hat, Inc. provides open source software solutions to enterprise customers worldwide. It develops and offers operating system, virtualization, middleware, storage, and cloud technologies. Red Hat has a market cap of $13.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 9.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate Red Hat a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Red Hat 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, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Red Hat Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Cerner ( CERN) is up $0.98 (1.8%) to $54.12 on light volume. Thus far, 954,766 shares of Cerner exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.71-$54.18 after having opened the day at $53.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.14.

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Cerner Corporation designs, develops, markets, installs, hosts, and supports health care information technology, health care devices, hardware, and content solutions for health care organizations and consumers in the United States and internationally. Cerner has a market cap of $18.2 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 11.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 20 analysts who rate Cerner a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cerner 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, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Cerner Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, ServiceNow ( NOW) is up $1.62 (2.6%) to $62.67 on light volume. Thus far, 699,892 shares of ServiceNow exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.25-$62.82 after having opened the day at $60.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.05.

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ServiceNow, Inc. provides enterprise cloud-based solutions that define, structure, manage, and automate services in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. ServiceNow has a market cap of $9.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 29.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate ServiceNow a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ServiceNow as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full ServiceNow 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).