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Stick With These Software Stocks

By Jonathan Rudy The market saw a sell-off in software stocks Wednesday, Mar. 28, reflecting continued earnings warnings from the tech sector.

Standard & Poor's is keeping its recommendations on select software stocks, although these shares are down about 15% on average on Wednesday.

While no company is immune from a global economic slowdown, S&P continues to believe that Rational Software (RATL), ranked 5

STARS (buy), and Check Point Software (CHKP), ranked 4 STARS (accumulate), are better positioned and more attractively valued than others.

S&P has a 3 STARS (hold) opinion on shares of

Siebel Systems (SEBL), i2 Technologies (ITWO) and Veritas Software (VRTS). Rudy is a software industry analyst for Standard & Poor's

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