In the wake of earnings from VMWare , trader Joe Terranova suggests putting rival Citrix on the radar. "It hasn't traded well but I think it gets a boost from VM's numbers."
Also he thinks Microsoft and Amazon could benefit. "They also compete in the space," he says.
Looking at those numbers, VMWare reported second-quarter profit, excluding items, of 55 cents per share, beating the average Wall Street forecast of 47 cents, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Revenue climbed 37 percent from a year earlier to $921 million, beating analysts' projection for $873 million.
VMware shares rose to their highest in more than a year, $110.70, in extended trade, from their New York Stock Exchange close of $106.02.
"Estimates on the Street are as high as $125 for VMWare," adds Terranova, "and I think it could go there."