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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Citigroup (C) on (MSFT) (VMW) (CRM) (ADBE) (SYMC) and Macroeconomic Effect on Sector

Referencing the upcoming Technology Conference, Citigroup (NYSE:C) software analyst Walter Pritchard said one major concern for the sector is the macroeconomic situation, which is weakening, but not yet showing up in the outlook for software companies such as Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), VMWare (NYSE:VMW), Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM), Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) and Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC).

Pritchard said, “It may be a matter of time before the backdrop catches up with software companies,” as the probable fallout hasn't hit the estimates for the firms yet.

Among his favorites in the software sector are Taleo (NASDAQ:TLEO), Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN), Symantec, and Check Point (NASDAQ:CHKP).

Other companies in the Conference will be Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK), BMC Software (NASDAQ:BMC), CA (NASDAQ:CA), Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS), Dassault Systems (OTC:DASTY), Fortinet (NASDAQ:FTNT) and SuccessFactors (NASDAQ:SFSF).

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