Citrix Systems Shares Sank: What You Need to Know

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What: Shares of virtualization specialist Citrix Systems (NAS: CTXS) are sinking today, down by as much as 10%, after tech bellwether Oracle (NAS: ORCL) reported uninspiring earnings last night.

So what: The gloomy figures have triggered a broad sell-off within technology companies due to concerns over business technology spending. Oracle said its customers didn't mention reduced budgets, but that hasn't stopped software investors from fearing the worst.

Now what: Other tech stocks getting hammered includeCommVault Systems (NAS: CVLT) andTIBCO Software (NAS: TIBX) , along with fellow virtualization player VMware (NYS: VMW) . Days like this are buying opportunities, pure and simple. Even if the fears of slower spending in the short term are justified, virtualization is a long-term winner as everything moves into the cloud.

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