Better Times for BEA Systems

The shares climbed May 17 after the Web-services software company announced higher revenues and juiced up its share repurchase plan

While BEA Systems (BEAS) is providing only limited financial results until the Web-services software outfit finishes its full review into past stock option grants, the numbers it did release for its most recent quarter appeared to be well received on Wall Street. News that it was boosting its share buyback program may have warmed investors' hearts as well and the shares rose on May 17.

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