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July 09, 2012 08:20 ET

Salesforce and F5 Networks Shares Slide on Poor Job Growth and as Informatica Cites Poor European Outlook

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NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 9, 2012) - Both the Dow Jones and S&P 500 fell roughly 1 percent Friday after the Labor Department's report showed job growth in the U.S. fell short of analysts' expectations. Additionally shares of major tech companies in the S&P 500 fell sharply after software company, Informatica, lowered its second quarter earnings due to a poor European outlook. Five Star Equities examines the outlook for companies in the Technology Sector and provides equity research on, Inc. (NYSE: CRM) and F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV).

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"I am disappointed that we fell well short of our own expectations in the second quarter of 2012," Informatica's Chief Executive Sohaib Abbasi said in a statement. "Clearly, we did not adapt as rapidly as we should have to the changing macroeconomic environment, especially in Europe." The company's poor European outlook and subsequent drop in share price triggered a domino effect amongst other tech companies who are seen as vulnerable to an economic slowdown in Europe.

Technology was the worst performing sector out of the 10 in the S&P 500 Index as Autodesk, Citrix Systems, EMC, F5 Networks, JDS Uniphase, Red Hat, and Teradata all saw shares fall 5 percent or more.

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F5 Networks, the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, recently announced a cloud-based service that enables organizations to safeguard their infrastructures by detecting and stopping access from IP addresses associated with malicious activity. "Organizations are looking for security solutions that can dynamically synthesize information from a variety of sources to give infrastructures the maximum level of protection against sophisticated cyber-attacks," said Mark Vondemkamp, Sr. Director, Product Management, and Security at F5.

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