IT security company Symantec ( SYMC) needs some investor love. In the past six months, the company has put some of its biggest challenges behind it, including the integration of the $10.25 billion purchase of storage company Veritas, the introduction of new products to revitalize its portfolio and changes in its senior management. Still, Symantec's stock continues to lag rivals and analysts remain skeptical about its results. The bar has been set pretty low for its second-quarter earnings report on Wednesday. Analysts will be looking for continued strength in its core consumer products business as well as signs of continued growth in the data center management and enterprise security divisions. If Symantec beats guidance, some investors could flock to it, said Adam Holt, an analyst with J.P. Morgan. For the second quarter of fiscal 2008, analysts polled by Thomson Financial expect revenue to rise at least 9.4% to $1.39 billion from $1.27 billion in the same quarter fiscal 2007. Earnings per share are expected to remain flat at 26 cents. "With expectations low for the next several quarters and Symantec benefiting from several key product releases and potentially better execution, the numbers are likely to hold a positive bias over the next two quarters which should fuel the stock," says Holt in his report. J.P. Morgan has an investment banking relationship with Symantec and makes a market in the company's shares.