Riverbed Technology: When A New Product Cycle Is Just A New Product Cycle

The stock of Riverbed Technology (RVBD) had been absolutely decimated over the last six months as the company reported back on the Q411 report in January that it would be going through the growing pains of a massive new product cycle.

The stock dropped from $30 to $24 in January before rebounding back to $29 before falling off the cliff when Q112 results again disappointed. (See How Did A $5M Revenue Cut Turn Into A $1.35B Market Value Drop? article.) The company though remained resolute that the new product cycle and more importantly the important WAN Optimization market remained strong.

After the close on Tuesday, the company reported Q212 numbers that blew past analyst estimates, sending the stock up over 20% after hours back above $18.

Read the full article at Seeking Alpha.

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