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What: Shares of network optimization specialist Riverbed Technology
So what: Analysts at Lazard
Now what: Should you jump on Riverbed's stock because of these bullish research notes? Probably not. At least, not solely because of them. Wall Street views like these can be a good reason to take a closer look at a stock, but Foolish investors are best served by digging in with some of their own research to confirm the views or find complimentary reasons to be a buyer.
It's also worth noting that while bullish Wall Street research almost always has a marked positive effect on a stock, it doesn't change the underlying fundamentals of the company in question.
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