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[November 21, 2012]

Top 5 Companies in the Systems Software Industry With the Lowest EPS Growth (CHKP, SYMC, MCRS, OPNT, PVSW)

Nov 21, 2012 (SmarTrend(R) News Watch via COMTEX) -- Below are the three companies in the Systems Software industry with the lowest year-over-year expected earnings per share (EPS) growth rates. The long-term growth rate is the expected annual increase in operating EPS over the next three to five years.Check Point Software Technologies ranks lowest with a EPS growth of 17.5%. Symantec is next with a EPS growth of 17.8%. Micros Systems ranks third lowest with a EPS growth of 22.8%.

Opnet Technologies follows with a EPS growth of 30.4%, and Pervasive Software rounds out the bottom five with a EPS growth of 33.3%.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Pervasive Software on August 13th, 2012 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $8.10. Since that recommendation, shares of Pervasive Software have risen 9.1%. We continue to monitor Pervasive Software for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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