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Shares of Fortinet Rank the Lowest in Terms of Earnings Yield in the Systems Software Industry (FTNT, RHT, PRGS, VMW, MSFT)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Systems Software industry with the lowest earnings yields. Earnings yield is useful to compare the relative benefit of owning a stock vs. owning other yield assets such as bonds. If the earnings yield is higher, stocks may be considered undervalued.

Fortinet ranks lowest with a an earnings yield of 0.4%. Red Hat is next with a an earnings yield of 1.4%. Progress Software ranks third lowest with a an earnings yield of 2.0%.

VMware follows with a an earnings yield of 3.6%, and Microsoft rounds out the bottom five with a an earnings yield of 4.1%.

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