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What: Shares of telecommunications contractor Dycom Industries
So what: Thanks in large part to an 8.9% increase in contract revenue, the company posted an adjusted third-quarter profit of $0.10 per share, versus the average analyst estimate of just $0.05 per share. Dycom was hit particularly hard during the downturn as customers slashed spending, but steadily rebounding demand has fueled year-over-year top-line growth in recent quarters.
Now what: Don't let today's double-digit pop keep you from looking into Dycom. Along with the market-topping results, the company announced plans to repurchase up to $20 million worth of shares over the next year and a half. When you consider that Dycom still trades at price-to-sales discount to rivals Quanta Services
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