SunGard Data Systems, a technology firm to the financial industry, filed for an IPO with the SEC on June 4th. The company is reportedly negotiating with firms like Fidelity National and SS&C Technologies Holdings - among others about a sale. With this IPO filing, we decided to check Quant Ratings to see what application software companies would be good investments. Here are some of the best application software stocks TheStreet Quant Ratings says you should consider looking at. Number 3 is Cadence Design Systems. With an 'A' rating, the company's strengths can be seen in its revenue growth and increase in net income. 2nd is, FactSet Research Systems. This rating is also an 'A.' FactSet thrives in its solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. Number 1 is Synopsys. With an 'A' rating the company flourishes in its revenue growth and solid stock price performance. TheStreet Ratings are algorithmic stock picks based on 32 major data points. S&P 500 stocks rated 'buy' yielded a 16-and-a-half-percent return in 2014, beating the S&P 500 Total Return Index by more than 300 basis points. For the full reports on these stocks, you can check out TheStreet.com/QuantRatings.
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