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					                                    Robert DeFrancesco’s
                            Tech-Stock Prospector
October 14, 2013


Small-Cap Watch: Benefitfocus (BNFT) Surges 14%
Shares of Benefitfocus (BNFT, $48.03), a provider of cloud-based benefits software
deployed by employers and insurance carriers, today surged more than 14% after
Goldman Sachs started coverage at ‘Buy’ with a price target of $50.

Benefitfocus went public in September at $26.50 a share and opened at $42.50. The
stock reached its post-IPO high of $55.87 on the first day of trading. Benefitfocus has
a current market cap of $1.1 billion.

The Goldman analyst believes Benefitfocus will benefit as industry pressures shift
the burden of healthcare insurance (from employers) to employees and consumers,
who will increasingly shop, enroll, manage and exchange benefits information with a
large array of different parties.

Employers and insurers are now investing in online benefits administration
applications that can improve self-service, reduce costs and comply with
regulations, according to Goldman.

For more on Benefitfocus, see the October 2013 issue of Tech-Stock Prospector.

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