SunGard poised to regain its shine

January 2005
Dow Theory Forecasts;1/3/2005, Vol. 61 Issue 1, p8
The article reports that despite an increasingly competitive environment, SunGard Data Systems Inc. has preserved its leading positions in several markets, remaining profitable through the period of soft corporate technology spending. The company now stands to benefit from a rebound in spending. Early in 2005, SunGard plans a tax-free spin-off of its availability-services division to stockholders, a deal that could make the rest of the business easier to value. At 18 times expected 2005 per-share earnings of US$1.59, the stock trades toward the low end of its five-year valuation range.


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