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What: Shares of hydraulic valve and manifold maker Sun Hydraulics
So what: The double-digit plunge comes just one day after the shares surged 10% on better-than-expected quarterly earnings. Although Wall Street firm Robert W. Baird admitted that the results were indeed exceptional, Sun Hydraulics' seemingly rich valuation prompted them to cut their rating on the stock to neutral from outperform.
Now what: I wouldn't look too much into the downgrade. While Sun Hydraulics' 35-plus P/E doesn't exactly look cheap, its competitive position and long-term growth prospects are certainly solid enough to consider paying up for. Yesterday, my fellow Fool Travis Hoium wrote that Sun Hydraulics' strong quarter doesn't look like a "one-time event," and today's stock price weakness shouldn't do anything to change that.
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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Sun Hydraulics is a Motley Fool Hidden Gems recommendation. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.