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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: BMC Software, IBM, Hewlett-Packard Company, EMC Corp. and CA Inc.

CHICAGO Feb. 4, 2011 BMC Software BMC International Business Machines IBM Hewlett-Packard Company HPQ EMC Corp. EMC CA Inc. CA

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Here are highlights from Friday’s Analyst Blog:

BMC Software Top Line Grows

BMC Software BMC 69 cents $539.9 million $528.9 million

Revenue

$540.0 million

Moreover, BMC has expanded its presence in key markets through new partnerships. At the same time, the company remains committed to its ongoing strategy of optimizing efficiency, productivity and profitability.

$234.6 million $216.1 million $259.3 million $260.2 million $46.0 million $31.8 million

Bookings

$594.0 million $295.0 million $163.0 million

Operating Results

$139.4 million $147.6 million $162.2 million $168.2 million

$109.1 million 60 cents $110.7 million 59 cents $125.3 million 69 cents $125.4 million 67 cents

Balance Sheet, Cash Flow & Share Repurchase

$180.3 million $127.1 million $1.54 billion $1.48 billion

$75.0 million $771.0 million

Guidance

$2.92 to $3.02 $710 million and $760 million $675 million to $725 million

Conclusion

BMC reported decent third quarter results. Moreover, the company provided a positive outlook for fiscal 2011. Acquisitions have expanded BMC’s product portfolio, leading to more comprehensive solutions. Growth prospects in most of its business segments, position in the government vertical and strong cash generation abilities are other positives.

International Business Machines IBM Hewlett-Packard Company HPQ EMC Corp. EMC CA Inc. CA

Currently, the company has a Zacks #3 Rank (short-term Hold recommendation).

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