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[January 15, 2013]

Highest Forward P/E Ratio in the IT Consulting & Other Services Industry Detected in Shares of Gartner (IT, FORR, ACXM, TDC, CBR)

Jan 15, 2013 (SmarTrend(R) News Watch via COMTEX) -- Below are the three companies in the IT Consulting & Other Services industry with the highest forward price to earnings (P/E) ratios. Forward P/E uses estimated earnings to compare relative value among companies in the same industry. Generally, the lower the forward P/E, the more undervalued a company is believed to be.Gartner ranks highest with a a forward P/E ratio of 24.37. Following is Forrester Research with a a forward P/E ratio of 23.37. Acxiom ranks third highest with a a forward P/E ratio of 21.97.

Teradata follows with a a forward P/E ratio of 20.93, and Ciber rounds out the top five with a a forward P/E ratio of 20.00.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Teradata on December 18th, 2012 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $62.13. Since that recommendation, shares of Teradata have risen 5.2%. We continue to monitor Teradata for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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