Historically, tumultuous times offer some of the best opportunities to buy stocks, and the market's recent mess surely qualifies. Investors have cooled on many stocks lately, but many believe that storage networking firm Brocade Communications Systems
In our Motley Fool CAPS community, 93% of the 624 investors rating the company are bullish, so there's no shortage of reasons why Brocade will thrive, three of which I've highlighted below.
But here at The Motley Fool, we're all for looking at both the good and bad sides of an investment. Once you're done with this article, you can read the case against the stock, weigh in with your own comments below, or rate Brocade in CAPS.
1. Foundry Networks integration
Although some investors were disappointed that Brocade wasn't in 3Com's
2. Tech rebound
While large companies like Cisco and IBM
3. Positive outlook
A solid following of CAPS members aren't the only ones with a bullish outlook for Brocade. Moody's recently raised its outlook for the company to positive, as it sees a more stable business today following the Foundry Networks integration. The ratings service also looks favorably on the moves the company has made to improve its liquidity and financial situation and forecasts strong demand for Brocade's products going forward.
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Fool contributor Dave Mock has three good reasons to play hooky tomorrow. He owns no shares of companies mentioned here. Atheros Communications is a Motley Fool Hidden Gems pick and the Fool owns shares. The Fool's disclosure policy doesn't need a cheat sheet.