The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: BMC Software, France Telecom, IBM, Hewlett-Packard and CA Technologies PR Newswire CHICAGO, Oct. 10, 2012 CHICAGO, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include BMC Software (Nasdaq:BMC), France Telecom (NYSE:FTE), IBM Corp. (NYSE:IBM), Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) and CA Technologies (Nasdaq:CA). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101027/ZIRLOGO) Get the most recent insight from Zacks Equity Research with the free Profit from the Pros newsletter: http://at.zacks.com/?id=5513 Here are highlights from Tuesday's Analyst Blog: BMC Continues Winning Deals BMC Software (Nasdaq:BMC) continues to win deals and will now be offering solutions to managed IT service provider Applaud. The latter is improving the quality of its professional services to Australian organizations, for which it needed to counter headwinds related to its help desk ticketing system. This led Applaud to BMC's Remedy IT Service Management (ITSM) solution that has solved the problem. Separately,France Telecom (NYSE:FTE) has selected the BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management solution for efficient customer services. This solution identifies and prioritizes real-time problems. The actual work of the solution is to identify the main reasons for the problems and thereafter inform the concerned team. BMC has also recently secured an order from the Generali Deutschland Group. The life and general insurance company has deployed the BMC CMF MONITOR solution, which is expected to help the German company lower its mainframe costs, and improve its performance and capacity data to meet customer needs. We believe that these offerings from BMC will find many takers, as it makes life easier for the customers. BMC has been enjoying a steady flow of deals and is also witnessing steady growth in its SaaS-based business. Cloud bookings have also improved. On the other hand, significant Fed budget cuts have had an impact on government funds for IT administration. This apart, the economic weakness in Europe is also affecting business. On the other hand, growing competition from big players such as IBM Corp. (NYSE:IBM), Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) and CA Technologies (Nasdaq:CA) will pose challenge for the company. BMC carries a Zacks #3 Rank, implying a short-term Hold rating. Want more from Zacks Equity Research? Subscribe to the free Profit from the Pros newsletter: http://at.zacks.com/?id=5515. About Zacks Equity Research Zacks Equity Research provides the best of quantitative and qualitative analysis to help investors know what stocks to buy and which to sell for the long-term. Continuous coverage is provided for a universe of 1,150 publicly traded stocks. Our analysts are organized by industry which gives them keen insights to developments that affect company profits and stock performance. Recommendations and target prices are six-month time horizons. Zacks "Profit from the Pros" e-mail newsletter provides highlights of the latest analysis from Zacks Equity Research. Subscribe to this free newsletter today: http://at.zacks.com/?id=5517 About Zacks Zacks.com is a property of Zacks Investment Research, Inc., which was formed in 1978 by Leon Zacks. As a PhD from MIT Len knew he could find patterns in stock market data that would lead to superior investment results. Amongst his many accomplishments was the formation of his proprietary stock picking system; the Zacks Rank, which continues to outperform the market by nearly a 3 to 1 margin. The best way to unlock the profitable stock recommendations and market insights of Zacks Investment Research is through our free daily email newsletter; Profit from the Pros. In short, it's your steady flow of Profitable ideas GUARANTEED to be worth your time! Register for your free subscription to Profit from the Pros at http://at.zacks.com/?id=5518. Visit http://www.zacks.com/performance for information about the performance numbers displayed in this press release. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/zacksresearch Join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Zacks-Investment-Research/57553657748?ref=ts Disclaimer: Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors should always research companies and securities before making any investments. Nothing herein should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any security. Media Contact Zacks Investment Research 800-767-3771 ext. 9339 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.zacks.com SOURCE Zacks Investment Research, Inc. Website: http://www.zacks.com
The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: BMC Software, France Telecom, IBM, Hewlett-Packard and CA Technologies
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