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What: Shares of Chinese online travel company Ctrip.com International
So what: While Ctrip's quarterly results -- $0.35 per-share profit on revenue of $129 million -- were actually in line with estimates, the forward-looking Mr. Market is choosing to focus on management's full-year guidance instead. The company now sees revenue growth of 15%-20% from the year-ago level -- solid, to be sure -- but given Ctrip's relatively lofty valuation, it wasn't quite enough to satisfy Wall Street's voracious growth appetite.
Now what: I'd look into this plunge as a possible entry point. Although it isn't growing as fast as Wall Street would like, Ctrip's fundamentals -- operating margins continue to crush those of rivals like Expedia
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