Why Aceto Corporation's Shares Dropped Today

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What: Shares of pharmaceutical distributor Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ: ACET  ) fell 13% today after the company reported earnings.

So what: Fiscal second-quarter sales were up 2.2%, to $116.5 million, and net income was up nearly 50%, to $6.8 million, or $0.24 per share. Revenue was $2.7 million below estimates, but early media reports from Thomson Reuters and others said the company missed by $30.5 million, which exaggerated the issue. 

Now what: Results were largely in-line with estimates, and even though reporting was misrepresented, I think the issues will pass quickly. There's really nothing alarming here, and investors looking to get in should see this as a buying opportunity. Shares now trade at just 14.7 times 2014 estimates and, considering the fact that Aceto has beaten estimates two of the last four quarters and is growing the bottom line quickly, I think the stock could be in for a nice run.

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