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What: Shares of communications technology company Arris Group
So what: First-quarter revenue of $267.4 million missed expectations by $2.1 million, and earnings per share of $0.16 missed by a penny. Topping it off, the company expects second-quarter earnings per share to range between $0.16 and $0.20, at the bottom end of expectations.
Now what: The earnings miss on revenues and EPS was small, but investors are fixated on the outlook today. It may be at the bottom end of what analysts were expecting, but it still leaves plenty of upside for investors. Arris doesn't have a long history of missing expectations, and if it meets forward estimates, shares only trade at an 11.6 forward P/E ratio -- a good value for opportunistic investors.
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