8 Software Stocks to Buy Now

8 Software stocks are moving up in their overall rating this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these is graded an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Citrix Systems, Inc.’s (CTXS) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a A from last week’s B. Citrix Systems, Inc. designs, develops, and markets technology solutions to deliver information technology services on-demand worldwide. The company also gets A’s in earnings growth, earnings revisions, earnings surprise, earnings momentum, and return on equity. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CTXS stock.

This week, Imperva, Inc. (IMPV) pushes up from a B to a A rating. Imperva, Inc. engages in the development, marketing, sale, service, and support of business security solutions that provide visibility and control over high value business data across critical systems within the data center. The company also gets A’s in sales growth and earnings momentum. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IMPV stock.

Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT) is seeing ratings go up from a B last week to a A this week. Proofpoint, Inc. provides threat protection, regulatory compliance, archiving and governance, and secure communication solutions worldwide. The company also gets A’s in sales growth, earnings revisions, and earnings surprise. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PFPT stock.

This is a strong week for Guidewire Software, Inc. (GWRE). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Guidewire Software, Inc. provides Internet-based software platforms for core insurance operations, including underwriting and policy administration, claim management and billing. The company also gets A’s in earnings surprise. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GWRE stock.

Aspen Technology, Inc. (AZPN) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. Aspen Technology, Inc. is a global provider of mission-critical process optimization software solutions, which are designed to manage and optimize plant and process design, operational performance, and supply chain planning. The company also gets A’s in earnings revisions. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AZPN stock.

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (CDNS) boosts its rating from a B to a A this week. Cadence Design Systems, Inc. licenses software, sells or leases hardware technology, and provides engineering and education services throughout the world to help manage and accelerate electronics product development processes. The company also gets A’s in operating margin growth, earnings growth, and return on equity. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CDNS stock.

The rating of KongZhong Corp. Sponsored ADR (KZ) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KZ stock.

eFuture Information Technology, Inc. (EFUT) improves from a C to a B rating this week. EFuture Information Technology, Inc. provides integrated software and services to retail and consumer goods industries in the People’s Republic of China. The company also gets A’s in free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EFUT stock.

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results — with A being “strong buy,” and F being “strong sell.” Explore the tool here.


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