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Best Growth Companies in Growing Industries

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Acme Packet (APKT)

Company Profile: Acme Packet provides session border controllers that enable service providers to deliver secure interactive communications.

Closing Price: $37.92 (Sept. 17)

One-Year Stock Performance: 298%

Wassung's Take: "People are using the Internet for different things and will continue to use the Internet for different things, namely interactive communications and applications. To accomplish that, you need the technological infrastructure. Acme Packet is a very critical new component to enable these types of applications. It's a company that has done well as carriers need to be able to handle these new capabilities that people are doing. You're starting to see the earnings leverage. The earnings and revenue growth are real, and the expectations have continued to move higher."

Analyst Consensus: Ten analysts cover Acme Packet, with six of those recommending the stock as a "buy." The four other research firms suggest that investors should hold the shares. No analyst has a "sell" rating.

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