Ardent And Prism May Prosper

Back when technology and computer stocks were riding high, Ardent Software (ARDT) headed south, tumbling from 26 in early February to 14 in late March. The drop was due to concern that Ardent's acquisition of Prism Solutions, a developer of data-management software tools, might be in trouble. The worry is unjustified, say some money pros. Ardent, a data-management company, has since edged up to 19.

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