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What: As the rest of the stock market roared north to the tune of 2.3% (for the Nasdaq) and 1.2% (for the Dow Jones Industrials
So what: Bad news? Hardly. Earlier in the day, Ferro shares were down as much as 10%, crushed by an early morning downgrade from KeyBanc Capital Markets. Like peers Kraton Performance Polymers
Now what: Sure, Ferro shares don't look all that unreasonably priced, selling for less than 13 times trailing earnings, and pegged to 13% long-term growth. But investors who rushed back into the stock after the morning's downgrade, beware: KeyBanc warns that no matter how cheap Ferro looks, "cheapness has been redefined on a weekly basis" in today's markets. At a price today that looks no better than fair, and could even be worse when you consider how heavily indebted Ferro is, I wouldn't be too quick to dismiss KeyBanc's concerns.
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