Sap AG ADR (SAP): Today's Featured Computer Software & Services Loser

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Sap AG ADR (SAP) pushed the Computer Software & Services industry lower today making it today's featured Computer Software & Services loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.6%. By the end of trading, Sap AG ADR fell $1.76 (-2.7%) to $62.92 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1.4 million shares of Sap AG ADR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $62.69-$63.81 after having opened the day at $63.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.68. Other company's within the Computer Software & Services industry that declined today were: Analysts International (ANLY), down 15%, Mantech International (MANT), down 13.9%, Sapient Corporation (SAPE), down 12%, and Glu Mobile (GLUU), down 9.3%.

SAP AG provides business software primarily in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific Japan region. Sap AG ADR has a market cap of $78.37 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.6, equal to the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 22.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are four analysts that rate Sap AG ADR a buy, three analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sap AG ADR as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the positive front, DigitalGlobe (DGI), up 21.6%, PDF Solutions (PDFS), up 18.3%, Mitek Systems (MITK), up 10.7%, and Boingo Wireless (WIFI), up 9%, were all gainers within the computer software & services industry with Iron Mountain (IRM) being today's featured computer software & services industry winner.

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Tickers in this article: SAP