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What: Shares of Interface
So what: In the first quarter, revenue declined 5.2% to $232.8 million and earnings per share were $0.10, both in line with estimates. Raymond James raised its rating on the company to outperform from a market perform rating, which can be a big driver for small-cap stocks.
Now what: Revenue and earnings were down year over year, something I don't see as a great sign for any company. Management said that business picked up in the second quarter, but I just don't see a reason to buy into Interface here. The stock trades at 15 times forward earnings estimates; after the company missed earnings estimates in three of the last four quarters, I'm staying away from this stock.
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