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What: Software optimization specialist Compuware
So what: Compuware's third-quarter report put a stop to five months of steadily rising share prices. The earnings miss was small, sales exceeded expectations by a small margin, and management said it was "comfortable" with current Street forecasts for the coming quarter and year.
Now what: Sometimes nothing short of a beat-and-raise will satisfy Mr. Market. Compuware is on a healthy path with steadily improving margins and little competition in its core markets. Today's pullback could be a great opportunity to open a position in this four-star CAPS favorite.
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