Big Data Spurs Renewed M&A Talks - Research Report on CommVault System, Splunk, AVG Technologies, Jive Software and MSCI

NEW YORK, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Wall Street Source announced new research reports highlighting CommVault Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVLT), Splunk Inc (NASDAQ:SPLK), AVG Technologies NV (NYSE:AVG), Jive Software Inc (NASDAQ:JIVE) and MSCI Inc (NYSE:MSCI). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

CommVault Systems, Inc. Research Report

The shares of data storage provider CommVault Systems surged to record highs today amid rumors of a possible takeover, rising 8.6 percent to $84.20 per share. Analysts say a takeover for the growing company would make sense with their enterprise data and information management software. One particular analyst from Lazard Capital Markets even recommended buying shares with a target price of $95, 24 percent higher than the average of analysts' estimates. He said that investors and analysts alike are banking on the high growth potential of the company, stating that its product would be a strategic asset for any interested party. The Full Research Report on CommVault Systems, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.WallStSource.com/r/full_research_report/f2c7_CVLT]

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Splunk Inc Research Report

Software maker Splunk is also being involved in takeover talks lately, and analysts believe the company could command the software industry's highest price tag in five years. The believe the company would give a prospective buyer a leading position in the big data market, which IDC Corp. projects will almost triple in revenue to about $24 billion by 2016. Possible buyers include EMC Corp and VMware Inc, who are willing to pay for the company's relatively high valuation level. Even International Business Machines is also being thrown in as another prospective buyer, in which analysts see Splunk as a good fit for the IT giant. Without assuming a premium, the acquisition of Splunk already would be the priciest software deal since 2008, according to Bloomberg. The Full Research Report on Splunk Inc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.WallStSource.com/r/full_research_report/2cb2_SPLK]

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AVG Technologies NV Research Report

Security software maker AVG Technologies announced that J.R. Smith will step down as chief executive to become a member of the Supervisory Board until a successor is named. Chief Operating Officer John Giamatteo will take charge of day-to-day operations in the meantime while the search for the successor progresses, which will be managed by executive search firm SMPB. Analysts say Smith left the company to work on growing a newer business, resulting to downgrades by Morgan Stanley analysts to "Equal-weight" from "Overweight." However, management predicts growth for revenue and for earnings per share this year, after posting 30 percent less profit for 2012. The Full Research Report on AVG Technologies NV - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.WallStSource.com/r/full_research_report/74fc_AVG]

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Jive Software Inc Research Report

Jive Software has announced the opening of new offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, and in the cities of Sydney and Melbourne in Australia. The maker of Facebook-type social networks for businesses believes it would bring as much as a 15 percent increase in workforce productivity for its customers in the area, and 4 percent growth in the top line. Jive has previously worked with a number of Asia-Pacific and global clients to help transform their business processes, including Ace Insurance, Commonwealth Bank, PwC Australia and REA Group. Meanwhile, the company expects a loss of $33 million to $37 million or 53 to 60 cents per share for 2013, while revenue is expected to come in at $148 million to $153 million. The Full Research Jive Software Inc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.WallStSource.com/r/full_research_report/8823_JIVE]

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MSCI Inc Research Report

MSCI has announced that it will sell its forensic accounting research arm CFRA to a private investor for an undisclosed price. The deal is expected to close within the next two months, subject to customary closing conditions. However the deal is not expected to have a material impact on MSCI's results of operations yet. The company just came from a previous acquisition of performance reporting solutions provider InvestorForce in late January from marketing firm ICG, for $23.5 million in cash. Management said InvestorForce's performance reporting and peer benchmarking analytics complements MSCI's performance measurement and risk management analytics products and services. The Full Research Report on MSCI Inc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.WallStSource.com/r/full_research_report/08e7_MSCI]

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