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What: Shares of Chinese software and information technology services wrangler VanceInfo Technologies
So what: The company missed earnings expectations a whole week ago and never really stopped sliding. There's absolutely no news on which to pin today's decline other than an extension of that downward trend.
Now what: VanceInfo has now dropped more than 42% from yearly highs set in December, when the stock was one of the best performers on the market. Since then, VanceInfo's formerly high-octane earnings growth has come to a virtual stop due to shrinking gross margins and higher operating costs. The company may be a big name in the Chinese IT consulting market, but it seems obvious that competitive pressures from global giants including IBM
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