Table: Still Sizzling

Software is one of the hottest tech markets, but beware of overvalued stocks. 
      Best bets: companies riding the client-server and Internet waves.
      
      Stock                   Recent   P-E     Est. 5-year
                              price    ratio*  earnings growth**
      ADOBE SYSTEMS (ADBE)    59 1/2   22.8       19.0%
      INFORMIX (IFMX)         30 1/8   31.0       29.7
      ORACLE (ORCL)           41 7/8   30.7       33.0
      INTUIT (INTU)           89 1/8   59.8       NA
      
      * For fiscal year ending 1996   NA=not available        **1995-2000 annual rate
      DATA: BLOOMBERG FINANCIAL MARKETS , ZACKS INVESTMENT RESEARCH
      

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