Why Dycom Industries' Shares Popped


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What: Shares of Dycom Industries jumped 14% today after announcing earnings and an acquisition.

So what: The company said it would buy a telecommunications subsidiary of Quanta Services for $275 million in cash. The acquisition is expected to add $0.05 to $0.10 per share in earnings.

It also said that fiscal first quarter revenue improved slightly to $323.3 million and net income fell slightly to $11.9 million, or $0.35 per share. That was slightly ahead of estimates

Now what: I'm not overly impressed by either the price of the acquisition or the earnings report. Dycom isn't getting a steal if it is only adding $0.10 (at most) to earnings, and with revenue falling, the earnings report wasn't a strong buy signal. I'll sit out today's move and look for growth elsewhere.

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