Monday, June 3, 2013

Investopedia: Riverbed Technology Waiting On Synergies And Performance Management Market

Companies deal with fading growth prospects in different ways. Some companies, like F5 (Nasdaq:FFIV) try to use relatively small-scale M&A and their own internal R&D to develop new products and enter into new markets. Others, like Cisco (Nasdaq:CSCO) and Riverbed (Nasdaq:RVBD) take bigger swings on the M&A front, putting more of their shareholders' capital at risk in the hopes of bigger long-term rewards. While the growth prospects for WAN optimization are no longer as bright as they once were, Riverbed hopes to benefit from a more comprehensive suite of technologies and solutions for the network performance market, and the stock may just be cheap enough to be worth consideration.

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