SOURCE: Rothman Research

Rothman Research

March 08, 2010 09:13 ET

Analysts' Top Picks: Well-Run Companies at Bargain-Basement Prices in the Technology Sector

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - March 8, 2010) - www.rothmanresearch.com

Based on the study of Rothman Research analyst Mathew Collier -- "People are all trying to build their fortune by finding well-run companies at bargain-basement prices. The hard disk drive (HDD) business went through some tremendous developments in the last 25 years." Both Brocade Communications Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCD) and STEC Inc. (NASDAQ: STEC) are great examples of stocks with bargain prices, but well-run by its companies.

* A thorough study by online research platform Rothman Research provides discerning facts about these two tech stocks, Brocade Communications Systems Inc. and STEC Inc. You can download these report for free at http://www.rothmanresearch.com/article/brcd/23187/Mar-08-2010.html or http://www.rothmanresearch.com/article/stec/23188/Mar-08-2010.html

Brocade Communications Systems Inc. supplies end-to-end Internet protocol based Ethernet and storage area networking solutions for enterprises and service providers. It offers its products and services to end-user customers directly and through various distribution partners, including original equipment manufacturers, distributors, systems integrators, and value-added resellers in the United States, western Europe, Japan, and the greater Asia Pacific region.

The company's financial performance delivered a 35 percent year-over-year revenue growth and a healthy sequential increase in gross margins during a seasonally and economically challenging quarter. For more information, visit our web site at http://www.rothmanresearch.com/index.php?id=6&name=Register

STEC Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets enterprise-class flash solid- state drives (SSDs) for use in high-performance storage and server systems. The company's revenue for the second quarter was $86.4 million which is a 53.7% increase from $56.2 million in 2008 second quarter, and 35.9% increase from $63.5 million for the first quarter in 2009.

"We have shown a significant improvement in our already strong balance sheet -- particularly in the generation of cash and effective management of inventory -- added four more major Enterprise-Storage OEMs to our blue chip customer list, and surpassed our stated year-end 2009 non-GAAP gross profit margin goal of 40%, expanding it to 50% in the second quarter of 2009," said Manouch Moshayedi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of STEC. Find out more on STEC Inc. by visiting our free online financial portal www.rothmanresearch.com

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