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After beating the Street on both earnings per share and revenue, Textron's shares were down as much as 5.5% this morning. Why? Jim, who holds shares of Textron in his Rising Star portfolio, says that today's report fits right into his investing thesis and that not raising guidance is a poor reason to punish the shares.
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