Flowserve Shares Plunged: What You Need to Know

Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.

What: Flowserve (NYSE: FLS  ) shares fell 12% intraday after the company released earnings.

So What: Earnings actually came in at $1.84 per share above estimates of $1.81 but revenue was down 8% from last year to $971.7 million. This was lower than estimates of $994.7 million and has helped push the stock lower today.

Now What: Flowserve has been on quite a run since hitting lows in July and investors may have been expecting a little too much this quarter. An earnings beat and forecast in line with expectations is usually positive but much more was expected. Today's dip is a nice buying opportunity for long-term investors looking for an opportunity to jump into this stock given the solid earnings and guidance for the rest of the year.

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  • Report this Comment On October 28, 2010, at 4:54 PM, rickybaby103 wrote:

    This whole process is insane. This is a great company. The vultures that control the market, come on let's face it I talking about mutual funds and hedge funds, drove this stock down to these almost corrupt levels. I agree completely that if you're interested for investing for the future you have just been handed a gift.

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