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Cloud Stocks Rising

Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 6:24 PM ET

Cloud stocks landed on the trader radar Wednesday after Riverbed issued a stronger than expected outlook for its first quarter.

Riverbed makes wide area network optimization products, which helps boost the performance of applications shared over computer networks. A wide area network, or WAN, spans a broad geographic area - one example is the internal network of a multi-national company.

The company said its sales grew as "spending on WAN optimization remains a priority" for businesses.

Meanwhile, Oppenheimer analyst Ittai Kidron upgraded Riverbed to "Outperform" from "Perform" and said he sees further opportunities for the company to gain market share and expand its profit margin. He said a recent pullback in the company's shares represents a "good opportunity to buy the stock and he set a target price of $40.

Cloud Names Rise on Riverbed's Accouncement
A look at the cloud stocks worth watching.

What’s the takeaway? How should you trade the space?

Trader Stephen Weiss suggests another name in the space. He likes Akamai. “The stock seems to have bottomed. And the chart looks very good. I took a bet on it last week," he says. And Weiss likes another name – EMC .

Joe Terranova prefers Aruba Networks .

Guy Adami is bullish Juniper.





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