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What: Shares of China-based industrial automation specialist Hollysys Automation Technologies
So what: The early jump makes sense in the light of just reported third-quarter sales and earnings both beating analyst estimates by a wide margin, followed by rosy guidance for the fourth quarter. It's tougher to find a reason for the ensuing crash.
Now what: The same thing happened after the second-quarter report as well, leaving fellow Fool Tim Beyers scratching his head. That time, one analyst quietly downgraded the stock to hold, but there's no analyst activity this time around. Perhaps some large investor had been hoping for even better results.
Hollysys shares are back where they were a year ago after climbing to 70% gains and rolling back down again. The company sees a bright future in control systems for high-speed rails and nuclear reactors in China, and I can't fault you for taking this drop as a buy-in opportunity on this Chinese equivalent of Rockwell Automation
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