F5 (FFIV -4%) sells off after William Blair says its checks indicate the company's sales force...

|About: F5 Networks, Inc. (FFIV)|By:, SA News Editor

F5 (FFIV -4%) sells off after William Blair says its checks indicate the company's sales force "was aggressive in attempting to close deals in North America" at quarter's end, in contrast to the last 2 quarters. The firm still expects F5 to beat FQ2 estimates when it reports next Wednesday, but thinks results will disappoint the high expectations of investors. Nomura recently aired concerns about F5's competition and pricing policies, though Merrill and Sterne Agee are more positive.