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BMC Software


was down 7.5% in early afternoon after reaching a new intraday low of $13. The company said second-quarter earnings would be 10 to 12 cents per share, below the

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estimate of 24 cents and the year-ago result of 44 cents.

Peregrine Systems


, another software company, rose 19.3% after it said second-quarter results would meet or beat the Street's estimate of 11 cents per share.