All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 19 points (-0.1%) at 17,641 as of Friday, May 6, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,494 issues advancing vs. 1,386 declining with 173 unchanged.

The Computer Software & Services industry currently sits down 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include Activision Blizzard ( ATVI), up 5.5%, IMS Health Holdings ( IMS), up 2.1%, International Business Machines ( IBM), up 1.0%, Accenture ( ACN), up 0.5% and Automatic Data Processing ( ADP), up 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Imperva ( IMPV), down 27.0%, FireEye ( FEYE), down 18.8%, Paylocity ( PCTY), down 14.3%, SS&C Technologies Holdings ( SSNC), down 7.2% and Splunk ( SPLK), down 3.9%.

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

3. Synchronoss Technologies ( SNCR) is one of the companies pushing the Computer Software & Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Synchronoss Technologies is up $4.82 (16.7%) to $33.72 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Synchronoss Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 376,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.31-$34.46 after having opened the day at $30.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.90.

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Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. provides cloud solutions and software-based activation for mobile carriers, enterprises, retailers, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) worldwide. Synchronoss Technologies has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 18.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Synchronoss Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Synchronoss Technologies as a hold. 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 and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Synchronoss Technologies Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Electronic Arts ( EA) is up $0.74 (1.2%) to $62.98 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Electronic Arts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.99-$63.74 after having opened the day at $61.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.24.

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Electronic Arts Inc. develops, markets, publishes, and distributes game software content and online services for video game consoles, Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, and tablets worldwide. The company operates through EA Studios, EA Mobile, and Maxis divisions. Electronic Arts has a market cap of $19.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 9.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Electronic Arts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Electronic Arts as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Electronic Arts Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Cognizant Technology Solutions ( CTSH) is up $1.76 (3.1%) to $59.36 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.8 million shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.21-$59.80 after having opened the day at $56.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.59.

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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 $35.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 4.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 17 analysts who 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 increase in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Cognizant Technology Solutions 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).