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What: Shares of insurance-related software seller Ebix
So what: The stock never quite recovered from a broadside of allegations fired off against it in mid-March, and today's earnings report only gave Ebix a tighter haircut. That, of course, makes no sense, because Ebix beat the Street's earnings target by 12% while just edging out the revenue consensus.
Now what: That's the second irrational 10% drop I've covered today. The one thing Ebix has in common with Hollysys Automation Technologies is a very large short-seller contingent -- over 22% in Ebix's case and 9% for Hollysys. Ebix is back to prices not seen since last September after a brief stint more than 40% higher. Ebix is an official recommendation of two Foolish newsletters, including a real-money position, and carries a five-star CAPS rating to boot. With backing like that, this fall becomes a research item at the very least, and perhaps even a buy-in opportunity.
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