Informatica (INFA) Rebounds 38% From October Low

					Robert DeFrancesco’s
TechStockProspector.com
January 23, 2013


Informatica (INFA) Rebounds 38% From October Low
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Stifel Nicolaus raises its Informatica (INFA, $33.04) price target to $37 from $31,
saying its checks suggest the company, a provider of data-integration software, was
able to stabilize some of its weakest links (mainly the EMEA region) in the
December quarter.

After stumbling badly in Q2 (the stock plunged nearly 28% in one session in early
July after warning that revenue for the June quarter would come in well below
expectations), Informatica last fall appointed new sales leaders in the U.S. and
European markets.
Following the sharp drop in the stock in July, we advised Tech-Stock Prospector
subscribers that Informatica shares would be most attractive on a pullback into the
mid $20s (see TSP #125—July 2012); at the time, the shares were trading just
below $31. The stock in early October dipped to a low of $23.83.

In early November, Stephen Mandel’s Lone Pine Capital disclosed a 5.2% stake in
Informatica. The hedge fund said it owned 5.62 million shares, which would place it
among the five largest institutional holders. As of Q3, T. Rowe Price was the #1
Informatica investor, with 14.28 million shares.

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