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What: Shares of plastics maker A. Schulman
So what: The company missed estimates by one measly penny and investors have responded by acting like there was a chemical spill on their shares. Adjusted earnings per share came in at $0.34 but revenue had a bigger miss by hitting $495.4 million, lower than the $540.4 million analysts expected.
Now what: The company was not able to pass on all of the cost increases it's experiencing, but is still expecting a strong second quarter. Investors may be cringing over today's results, but beyond this narrow miss I see a company with a price/earnings under 13, forward price/earnings under 10, and management confident about the next quarter. I am buying today's dip as a short-term blip in an otherwise solid fundamental story.
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