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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Barrons: 10 tech takeover targets

Company/Ticker
Recent Price
Mkt Val(bil)
Comment
NETWORKING
Riverbed Tech /RVBD
$21.18
$1.5
Maker of systems improving corporate data and applications performance is in a "hot space."
Brocade Comm /BRCD
9.00
3.8
Storage as well as networking equipment make it attractive to all the big companies.
Juniper Networks /JNPR
27.31
14.3
Unique in that it could be an acquirer or acquired. Needs to get bigger.
F5 Networks /FFIV
48.02
3.8
Products increase cost-efficiency of Web-driven server farms.
SERVER SOFTWARE




BMC Software /BMC
37.07
6.8
Business services software has good growth prospects.
Red Hat /RHT
27.70
5.2
Leading provider of open-source software based on Linux might appeal to full-service giants.
Citrix Sys /CTXS
39.30
7.2
Microsoft seen as most likely suitor for its desktop virtualization software.
STORAGE




CommVault Sys /CVLT
20.56
0.9
NetApp and Dell rumored to be interested in company's fast-growing mix of storage wares.
3Par /PAR
11.58
0.7
Pioneer in systems that boost data capacity of existing corporate storage.
NetApp /NTAP
28.78
9.7
Big outfits expanding their offerings might want to snap up a

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